Quad bike accident attended by rescue helicopter

After missing for three hours, the 70-year-old quad bike rider was found by family members.
After missing for three hours, the 70-year-old quad bike rider was found by family members.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called out late Sunday, July 8 to an area north west of Tenterfield near Back Creek.

It was reported that a 70-year-old was found trapped under a quad bike on the remote rural property. 

The driver had been reported missing for approximately three hours before family members located him on the property.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter landed within 100 metres of the scene of the quad bike rollover.

The critical medical team treated the patient for multiple injuries.

The driver of the quad bike was transported to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

The rescue helicopter transferred the patient from Back Creek to Gold Coast University Hosptial in stable condition.

The rescue helicopter transferred the patient from Back Creek to Gold Coast University Hosptial in stable condition.

.It was a busy day for the rescue helicopter with a second mission that evening involving a search in the Tucki Tucki area south of Lismore for a 60-year-old male who had been reported missing on a rural property.

The third mission involved the transport of a 18-year-old male after he was involved in a motor vehicle accident in the Goonellabah area. 

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