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Westpac Rescue Helicopter transported a 44-year-old arborist to Gold Coast University Hospital following a chainsaw accident. Photo supplied

A 44-year-old arborist suffered a serious lower leg injury following a chainsaw accident at a Ewingsdale property yesterday.

‘The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked by New South Wales Ambulance at 1.05pm [Wednesday, 20 October, 2021] to a report of a male injured while felling trees on a property at Ewingsdale just west of Byron Bay,’ said a spokesperson for Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

‘The 44-year-old male arborist suffered serious lower leg injuries when he was struck by his chain saw while looping trees’

The local NSW Ambulance paramedics and the Helicopter Critical Care Medical Team were able to stabilise the arborist at the site.

‘The gentleman has since been airlifted direct to Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious but stable condition for further medical treatment,’ said the spokesperson.


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