Monday 4 January 2021
A 26-year-old woman sustained injuries to her neck and lower limbs when a tree fell onto the caravan she was in during this afternoon’s storm.
CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance at 4:45pm and was able to navigate the stormy weather to land in Wiseman’s Ferry on an oval close to the scene of the incident 20 minutes later. NSW Ambulance paramedics were already on scene providing initial treatment to the woman.
CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic worked in tandem with emergency services personnel from the Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW to extricate the woman and perform a clinical assessment on her while taking spinal precautions. The woman was freed from the caravan after a one-and-a-half-hour effort.
The woman was airlifted by helicopter in a stable condition to Westmead Hospital under ongoing observation from CareFlight’s clinical team.