Rock Fisherman Injured At Catherine Hill Bay

He's been airlifted to the John Hunter.


Newcastle Newsroom

6 August 2019

Newcastle Newsroom

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VIDEO: WESTPAC RESCUE CHOPPER

A rock fisherman has been involved in a nasty accident in Catherine Hill Bay this afternoon.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called around midday after a passing boat contacted emergency crews after spotting a man waving for help from the rocks.

A 71-year-old was treated for a suspected fractured leg before being flown to the John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition. 

Paramedics say he'd first cast out at 7am, and spent around five hours before receiving help.

 

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