Coraki rescue - Coraki

Published: 04 Mar 2022 02:12pm

A Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crew, cut off by floodwaters at Coraki in the Northern Rivers district, has saved the life of a person suffering a heart attack.

The crew was on duty at the Fire Station in Adams Street just after 7.30 this morning when it noticed a person running towards them, yelling for help.

The firefighters grabbed a medical kit and rushed a few doors down where they found a 60-year-old man unconscious and no longer breathing.

A local nurse was there trying to resuscitate the victim when the fire crew took over, administering CPR and two shocks from a defibrillator.

A local doctor, located at the town’s evacuation centre, also arrived to assist.

The man regained consciousness and was airlifted by helicopter to Gold Coast Hospital.

Coraki remains isolated by road due to floodwaters.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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Stations nearby

CORAKI Fire Station

16 Adams Street, Coraki NSW 2471

EVANS HEAD Fire Station

76 Woodburn Street, Evans Head NSW 2473


13 Taylor Avenue, Goonellabah NSW 2480