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Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service landed on Blue Knob Road. Photo supplied.

Anyone travelling between Nimbin and Blue Knob last Friday evening would have been surprised to see the road blocked by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

The patient was air-lifted to the Gold Coast. Photo supplied.

The Rescue chopper was tasked just before 5pm after a report of a serious motorbike accident on the outskirts of Nimbin at Blue Knob with the rider suffering serious injuries.

Rescue vehicles blocked the road to the north and south as NSW Ambulance Paramedics and the Helicopter Critical Care Medical Team landed on Blue Knob Road Near the intersection with Cemetery Road bout a kilometre north of Nimbin.

They treated and stabilised a 30 year old male rider who came off his bike after he collided with a rock wall and was thrown some distance.

The man was placed in a medical induced coma and airlifted direct to GCUH with multiple injuries in a critical condition for further treatment. 

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service landed as close to the accident site as possible Photo supplied.


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Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

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Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.