Four ambulance crews and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service were dispatched to the scene. Picture: NCA Newswire / Gaye Gerard
Four ambulance crews and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service were dispatched to the scene. Picture: NCA Newswire / Gaye Gerard

Cyclist critical after fall, bystanders praised for CPR

A man was flown from Byron Bay to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition this morning.

Just after 10.45am, paramedics responded to reports a man had fallen off his bicycle on Ewingsdale Rd.

Bystanders and council workers were praised by NSW Ambulance for assisting the man before paramedics arrived.

Four ambulance crews and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter were dispatched to the scene

NSW AMbulance Paramedics and the Helicopter Critical Care Medical Team assisted in treatment and stabilising the 83-year-old male.

CPR was performed by paramedics until the patient had a return of circulation.

Inspector Robert Kembrey from NSW Ambulance praise bystanders and council workers.

"When we arrived on scene it was great to see bystanders and council workers assisting the patient," he said

"Early intervention and effective CPR is crucial, it gives the patient the best chance of survival.

"If you get the chance to do a first aid course or learn CPR, please do it. You never know when it might come in handy."


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