Overnight Saturday, October 5 the Westpac Rescue Helicopter flew four urgent missions within Northern New South Wales.
Just before 7.30pm Saturday the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Seal Rocks to reports of a 36 year old male who had received serious burns after coming into contact with boiling oil.
Upon arrival of local Ambulance Paramedics it was determined the helicopter was not required and that burns were not as serious as reported and the patient was transported by road to hospital.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was diverted from Seal Rocks to Wittitrin, west of Kempsey to reports of a serious single vehicle accident. The vehicle had hit a tree and the sole male occupant suffered serious head and leg injuries. He was treated on the scene by local Ambulance Paramedics with the assistance of the helicopter's critical care medical team before being flown to the John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle in a critical condition.
The Tamworth and Lismore Base Westpac Rescue Helicopters were also kept busy with three inter hospital retrieval's undertaken.
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