Mountain bike accident in Ourimbah forest

A critical care medical team with the Westpac Rescue Helicopter service was winched down into bushland at Wyong Creek to help a man injured in a mountain bike accident.

The rescue helicopter team was alerted by NSW Ambulance at about 9:30am on Sunday, October 24, to the accident location in Ourimbah State Forest, along Red Hill Rd.

The 39-year-old man had a badly fractured leg after falling from his mountain bike.

He was treated on site by the helicopter medical team, and ambulance paramedics who had driven to the location in a 4WD vehicle.

Rural Fire Service brigades and Central Coast Rescue Squad also responded due to the difficult location access.

When the man’s condition was stabilised he was driven out of the area to the waiting helicopter which had landed at a nearby property.

The man was flown to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition, for further treatment.

Sue Murray