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Northern NSW : Autumn 2013
Tenterfield Our work for our community Summer Missions Our work in the community extends from the Hunter, Central Coast and Mid North Coast regions to the New England and North West Region. In the past 3 months the Service has been called out to more than 76 Primary motor vehicle accidents, 77 secondary inter hospital transfers and four search and rescue missions. 1 Helicopter winches girl from rock shelf: Called to retrieve a 15 year old girl from Copacabana Beach. Paramedic winched onto the rock shelf and re-positioned for the pick-up. Patient winched and taken to John Hunter Hospital. (1/11/12) 2 Farm accident near Wee Waa: A 30 year old male was transported from Wee Waa to Tamworth Base Hospital suffering broken fingers and a possible broken wrist sustained when his hand became caught in a grain aug er. (2/11/12) 3 Man falls from bridge: A 39 year old male was transported from Buchanan to John Hunter Hospital suffering head, chest and limb injuries sustained when he fell from a bridge. (12/11/12) 4 Missing teens found: Tasked to search for 3 missing teenagers lost in the Mt Kaputar National Park. Picked up Park Ranger and quickly found the missing hikers. They were winched to the aircraft and taken to a waiting ambulance where they were medically treated and driven to Tamworth Base Hospital. All 3 were suffering from exposure and dehydration. (30/11/12) 5 New-born flown: Transport of a 9 day old baby girl from Harrington to John Hunter Hospital suffering dehydration. (1/12/12) 6 Hospital Transfer: A 67 year old male was transferred from Glen Innes Hospital to Tamworth Base Hospital suffering loss of consciousness. (11/12/12) 7 Truck fall victim transported: Secondary transfer of a 77 year old male from Warialda Hospital to Tamworth Base Hospital suffering a lack of consciousness sustained in a fall from a truck. (22/12/12) Page 12 Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service - Rescue Autumn 2013