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The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) say they travelled to Tabulam twice yesterday in separate incidents in the town.

The first was a primary mission to Clarence Way at Tabulam at around 5.20pm yesterday they were tasked by New South Wales Ambulance after reports that two teenagers were injured when they fell from a utility.

A 17-year-old male sustained chest injuries and multiple lacerations whilst the other person sustained minor injuries.

The patients were treated on scene by NSWA paramedics and the Helicopter Critical Care Medical Team. The 17-year-old male was airlifted to Lismore Base Hospital and the second patient taken by road ambulance to the Base.
Both patients were in a stable condition.

A second trip to Tabulam

The WRHS say they were tasked at around 8.15pm to return to Tabulam on a primary mission to attend a A 13-year-old girl who had sustained chest injuries when she fell and was subsequently trampled by a bull at the Tabulam Rodeo.

The patient was treated on scene by NSWA paramedics and the Helicopter Critical Care Medical Team prior to being airlifted to Lismore Base Hospital.
She was in a stable condition.

 


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