Rescued at Evans Head

Early yesterday (Wednesday) morning the Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called to attend an accident involving an overturned fishing boat at Chinaman’s Beach in Evans Head.

It is understood that a recreational fishing boat carrying two men overturned about 6am in the morning. A man on board another fishing boat witnessed the accident and went to the assistance of the two men.

All three men made it to shore, however, the ‘rescuer’ began suffering chest pains, believed to be the result of the physical exertion involved in the rescue. The Life Saver Rescue Helicopter airlifted the man back to Lismore and he was transported to Lismore Base Hospital.


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