Man, 93, airlifted to hospital after fall
AN ELDERLY man has been rescued after he fell and injured his head while at home alone.
Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service spokesman Graham Nickisson said the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter had been initially tasked to a possible jet ski rider in trouble off the coast at Evans Head.
"An extensive search was conducted but nothing has been located," he said.
"Then the helicopter was re-tasked at 7.30pm to a property at Urbenville where a 93-year-old man had suffered a severe laceration to his head in a fall at his residence.
Mr Nickisson said NSW Ambulance paramedics and the helicopter's critical care medical team stabilised the patient.
"He was airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition for further treatment," he said.