Helicopter’s amazing beach rescue

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter yesterday performed a winch retrieval on the South Ballina beach near Empire Vale of a 29 year old female who suffered multiple injuries as a result of a horse riding accident.

Due to a high tide, the helicopter was unable to land at the scene, so a winch recovery was performed which involved winching down to the scene the onboard paramedic and doctor who used a stretcher to help secure the patient for winching.

The patient was then flown to the Lismore Base Hospital in a stable condition.


Anzac biscuits a recipe for remembrance

Anzac biscuits a recipe for remembrance

Baking these biscuits is an April tradition.

Spend money on veterans' health, not war memorials

Spend money on veterans' health, not war memorials

Former army chief calls for more mental health support for veterans

How to save $200 on your electricity bill

How to save $200 on your electricity bill

Slash your power bill and reduce your impact on the environment

Local Partners