The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance at 10.30pm on Saturday, March 27, following reports of an injured crew member on the bulk carrier, MV Yuyo, three nautical miles east of Norah Head.
The 37-year-old male crew member was conducting lifeboat drills when he was injured.
The Helicopter Critical Care Medical Team was winched on to the ship to treat and stabilise the man before being winched back into the helicopter from the ship’s hatch cover and flown to John Hunter Hospital where he was treated for compound fractures in his leg.
Media release, Mar 29
Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service