skateboarder unconscious airlift

Skateboarder knocked unconscious in fall

Monday 8 August 2016, 6.50pm Sydney time A 14-year-old boy is in a stable condition after a skateboard accident in north-west Sydney early this evening. The boy was reportedly unconscious after falling and hitting his head in the riverside suburb of Putney. He was not wearing a helmet. CareFlight’s rapid response rescue helicopter was called...

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man airlifted ladder fall

Man airlifted after ladder fall

Sunday 7 August 2016, 6pm Sydney time A 47-year-old man was flown to hospital from the Central Coast after falling from a ladder late this afternoon. The man suffered severe pelvic injuries when he reportedly fell five metres to the ground. CareFlight’s rapid response rescue helicopter was called to Kincumber at around 4pm, landing on...

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Helicopter at two truck collision

Woman freed after two truck collision

Friday 5 August 2016, 1.50pm Sydney time A 25-year-old-woman was trapped in a truck for more than 20 minutes on a major highway junction in Western Sydney early this afternoon. The woman escaped serious injury after the truck she was driving was involved in a collision with another truck. The driver of the second vehicle...

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quad bike kid rescue

Lucky escape for eight-year-old after quad bike fall

Sunday 31 July 2016, 2.30pm Sydney time An eight-year-old boy was lucky to escape with just cuts and bruises after he came off a quad bike in Holgate this afternoon. It’s understood the quad bike overturned and rolled about 10 metres. CareFlight’s rapid response helicopter landed at Pauls Oval in Holgate shortly after 1.40pm and...

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First Careflight helicopter mission

CareFlight celebrates 30th anniversary by marking first flight

  Flying two injured children from a car crash near Lithgow 30 years ago this month began CareFlight’s journey to becoming an Australian aeromedical icon. One of those originals is CareFlight director Ian Badham who said CareFlight went online just 12 weeks after they made the decision to set up the aeromedical charity in 1986....

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