Westpac Life Saver Rescue helicopter transports injured Tingha farmer to hospital during fire

Westpac Rescue chopper took patient to Tamworth.
Westpac Rescue chopper took patient to Tamworth.

The RFS from Glen Innes helped a property owner, aged 69, who fell down a steep incline during a fire.

 Superintendent Chris Wallbridge said they wre attending the blaze at Tingha when then 69 year old got injured.

The RFS tended him while other emergency services were called and the patient was then flown to Tamworth.

It happened on Sunday evening. Two fire trucks and eight personnel went to the scene. They arrived at the same time as the landowner, who fell into an embankment and hurt himself. 

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter received a call at 8pm on Sunday and arrived at the scene at 9.30pm. The man, appeared to be in a stable condition when he was flown to Tamworth hospital. 

RFS Media Representative James Morris said that incidents such as this one are not common, but highly likely. “In a smoky environment, it’s hard to see what is going on and easy to fall”.

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