A male surfer in his 20s was washed up on the rocks below Byron Bay lighthouse this morning.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to assist at 7.20am by the New South Wales Ambulance to assist the injured surfer.
‘Local ambulance paramedics attended the scene along with the other rescue agencies and due to the location. The Helicopter Critical Care Paramedic was winch inserted in to [assist] the male surfboard rider believed to be in his 20’s at the base of the lighthouse,’ said a Westpac Helicopter spokesperson.
‘The young man was treated and winch extricated back into the helicopter and handed over to local NSW Ambulance Paramedics where he was conveyed to Byron Bay Hospital with cuts and bruises in a satisfactory condition for further treatment. The helicopter has since returned to base.