Westpac Rescue Helicopter called to Crowdy Head in response to horse accident

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to an incident at Crowdy Head on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: file photo.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to an incident at Crowdy Head on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: file photo.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to an incident at Crowdy Head late on Tuesday afternoon (March 6).

The call out was in response to a horse riding accident, where a 46 year old female had sustained injuries falling off a horse.

Air crewman and media liaison, Jamie Yeo said the woman had sustained a fractured femur in the fall.

“She had fallen while riding on the beach, and her injuries were such that she needed to be flown to Newcastle for treatment,” he said.

The helicopter transported the woman to the John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is on standby 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help save lives throughout Northern NSW. 

The rescue helicopters operate from three bases at Belmont Airport in Newcastle, Lismore Airport and Tamworth Airport.