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Westpac Rescue Helicopter called to Ewingsdale

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NSW Ambulance Paramedics and the Westpac Helicopter Critical Care Medical Team treated and stabilised the man for pelvic injuries after he had fallen three meters off scaffolding on a property in Ewingsdale.

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  1. Where did the helicopter land? On that open land near Ewingsdale Hall?
    I thought for some unknown reason…that big beautiful new hospital we got in Byron sadly had no room for a helicopter landing spot? The Mullumbimby Hospital, on what seems a much smaller site, had one. Strange omission for our new hospital.

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