The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked by the Australia Search and Rescue Centre in Canberra yesterday morning to conduct a medevac of a crewman from a cargo vessel 140kms east of Ballina.
The Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was unable to attend six urgent overnight cases last month due to fog, Echonetdaily can reveal. They included a young child who who feel from a second storey window and a man suffering severe trauma and blood loss after a car accident.
Greens Member for Ballina, Tamara Smith, knows first-hand of the importance of the Life Saver Rescue Helicopter. When her daughter was just an 18-month-old baby it saved her life, airlifting her to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane.
The search for a missing light aircraft that departed Lismore Airport last night was called off around 1pm because of rough conditions out to sea. Rescue authorities said the missing pilot was unlikely to have survived.
A 61-year-old Burringbar woman had to be choppered to hospital after being trampled by a cow on Saturday (March 5). It is the second instance of cow-attack in the area in just a few days.
A Pumpenbill man has been airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital after being attacked by a cow yesterday morning.
A mountain-bike rider had to be rescued by the Life Saver Rescue Helicopter late yesterday afternoon after he took a tumble from his bike in rough terrain on private property at Eureka.
The Australian Paramedics Association and Ballina MP Tamara Smith are opposing plans to move the Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service’s operations base to Lismore Airport, saying it may delay response times and risk lives.
Since the launch of this year’s Life Saver Helicopter Christmas appeal the owner of Lismore business Online Coins, Andrew Mitchell, has become a proud Rescue Partner
A 15-year-old boy camping at Tarloom, near Tabulum, has been choppered to Lismore Base Hospital after suffering burns from a fire he was attempting to light.
The Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was kept busy on Saturday afternoon, attending two accidents within a matter of hours.
The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter airlifted a woman with spinal injuries from a rural property on Rock Valley Road to Lismore Base Hospital on Saturday.
Drivers are urged to take extra caution on northern rivers roads after the Westpac helicopter had to rescue two people from separate single-vehicle accidents on remote roads in the region yesterday.
A man is recovering in Gold Coast University Hospital after a chainsaw accident at a private property at Mullumbimby Creek today (Wednesday).
A 44-year-old man whose motorcycle collided with livestock on a property south of Lismore yesterday was airlifted to hospital suffering severe head and chest injuries.
The Life Saver Rescue Helicopter is looking to launch a brand new Volunteer Support Group in the Brunswick valley this week.
Swimmers and inexperienced surfers are being urged to avoid the northern end of Tallow Beach at Byron Bay after three people got into trouble in the rough swell yesterday.
An elderly man who is part of a bushwalking group had to be rescued by helicopter on Sunday after he began experiencing chest pain while on a walk near Broadwater Beach.
A two-vehicle accident closed off one of the main avenues into Ocean Shores on Thursday afternoon, with one person trapped in a vehicle. The rescue helicopter landed on the road and flew one person to Gold Coast University Hospital.
A man has been flown to Lismore Base Hospital with leg injuries after a trail bike accident near Busby Flat on Sunday.
The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter is at least $42,000 better off after Sunday’s Byron to Ballina charity walk.
A 58-year-old surfer has been taken to Lismore Base Hospital after being severely dumped by a wave at Flat Rock Beach, Ballina.
A 45-year old woman has been hositalised with burns to 20 per cent of her body after a caravan caught fire on the Pacific Highway near Glenugie.
Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash about 50km north-west of Kyogle on Saturday in which two teenage passengers were seriously injured and airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital.
The owner of a 50-foot yacht at the centre of a dramatic rescue off Evans Head last week has hit out at looters who took gear and personal belongings from the stricken yacht and had tried to tow the abandoned vessel.