Winch rescue at Jilliby

Around 2pm on the afternoon of January 11 the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked by New South Wales Ambulance on a primary winch mission to a motorcycle accident in bush land at Jilliby.

A 60-year-old male sustained shoulder and back injuries in the accident.

Due to the location the Helicopter Critical Care Medical Team were winch inserted into the area to treat and stabilise the patient.

They were assisted by local NSWA paramedics.

He was placed into a stretcher and winch extricated to the helicopter.

The patient was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition.

Media release, Jan 11
Westpac Rescue Helicopter