DIRT BIKE RIDER AIRLIFTED FROM LOWER PORTLAND

Saturday 16 August 2018, Sydney

CareFlight’s specialist medical team provided surgery for a man at the scene where he was injured in an off-road motorcycle crash this afternoon.

The 36-year-old man had crashed while riding on a property, suffering serious injuries to the chest.

CareFlight’s rapid response rescue helicopter was tasked shortly before 4pm, landing near the scene. Bystanders let off a flare so CareFlight’s medical crew were able to locate them a short distance away into the property.

CareFlight’s specialist doctor and critical care paramedic undertook a medical intervention and the man’s condition improved rapidly.

NSW Ambulance road paramedics arrived shortly later and assisted the medical team get the man to the helicopter.

The man was airlifted to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.