The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter has been sent to and incident at Kingscliff Beach.
The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter has been sent to and incident at Kingscliff Beach. contributed

Surfer to be flown to Brisbane after Tweed Coast incident

UPDATE: 12.18pm

AN INJURED surfer is being prepared for transport to a Brisbane hospital after an incident on the Tweed Coast.

The man, in his 40s, has suffered a suspected spinal injury, according to a Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter spokesman.

The surfer has been stabilised and will be flown to the Princess Alexandria Hospital in Brisbane in a stable condition.

UPDATE: 12pm

THE Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter has been sent to a surfing incident in Kingscliff.

The helicopter was tasked to the beach after a male, who they believed was 30 years old, suffered a possible spinal injury after bring struck in the head by a surfboard.

The surfer is being treated by paramedics and is expected to be transferred to the helicopter which has landed at the nearby Cudgen Leagues Club.

Initial report:

A MAN has been pulled from the surf after an incident at Kingscliff.

A NSW Ambulance spokesman said they were called to Kingscliff Beach scene about 10.17am with reports of a man suffering a surfing injury.

He said a man in his 40s was believed to have fallen from his surfboard and fallen onto sand, losing sensation from parts of his body for a short time.

He said a rescue helicopter had been requested and the man's condition was being treated as a possible spinal injury.



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