Mountain Bike Rescue - Merewether
Published: 31 Dec 2021 09:55am
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews have helped rescue an injured cyclist after a fall at Merewether in Newcastle.
The bike rider suffered a broken rib and fractured his right leg when he crashed on a mountain bike trail in the Glenrock State Conservation Area near Scenic Drive.
NSW Ambulance officers stabilised the patient and placed a splint on his injured leg.
Fire crews then used what's called a "Mule," a stretcher on large wheels, to transport the injured rider through bushland to a waiting Ambulance.
The male rider was treated by paramedics and transported to hospital.
Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said this is a timely reminder that calling Triple Zero (000) when you are involved in or see a crash can be the difference between life and death.
The Triple Zero (000) service is the quickest way to get the right resources from emergency services to help you. It should be used to contact Police, Fire or Ambulance services in life-threatening or time-critical situations.
Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said a large amount of electrical energy is discharged when lightning strikes a house, tree or car.
Community members are urged to keep up to date with local weather events that may impact their area.
"During a storm, stay indoors where possible to protect yourself, your loved ones and your pets. However, in the event of a fire, get out, stay out and call Triple Zero (000).”
Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm
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