Helicopter medical crew and ground crew attend tothe patient before he was winched to the helicopter. Photo Contributed
Helicopter medical crew and ground crew attend tothe patient before he was winched to the helicopter. Photo Contributed Contributed

Man suffers broken leg in fall from Tweed River break wall

A MAN who slipped and fell off the south break wall of the Tweed River mouth got stuck between two large boulders before he was transported to the Tweed Hospital.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called to the scene at 11.50am yesterday.

The man in his 20s fell about three metres and suffered fractures to his lower left leg.

Due to the difficult access for ambulance officers and rescue teams the Westpac Rescue Helicopter winched its doctor and paramedic to the patient's location.

"The patient was stabilised on scene, winched clear before being transported to Tweed Base Hospital in a stable condition," a Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter spokeswoman said.

The rescue marked the rescue choppers 7000th rescue.

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