A man has been rushed to John Hunter Hospital this morning after seriously injuring himself from a fall on an isolated track in Lake Macquarie.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) was tasked by NSW Ambulance – at 8.50am on Saturday 27 March – following reports a male had fallen at Flagys Creek, Glenrock Lagoon.
It is believed a mountain bike rider originally answered the call for assistance after hearing the man’s cries for help.
“Due to the location [at Flagys Creek], the WRHS’s critical care paramedic was winched down,” operational media team Graham Nickisson said.
“He saw a person waving and then ascertained the patient, who apparently had been there overnight, was a further 900m up the track.
“NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the gentleman at the scene for hypothermia and possible spinal injuries.
“NSW Fire and Rescue crew members also assisted in the extraction since the location was directly under high tension power lines.
“An ambulance then conveyed the man to John Hunter Hospital, however his condition is unknown at this stage.
“The chopper’s critical care paramedic was winched back up and has since returned to base.”