Elderly Man Seriously Injured In Fall At Umina

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Elderly Man Seriously Injured In Fall At Umina

A 70-year-old man was seriously injured in a fall at a retirement residence in Umina Beach this afternoon (June 15, 2017).

The man reportedly fell down a flight of 10 stairs before landing on his head.

CareFlight’s rapid response rescue helicopter was tasked at 1.17pm, landing at McEvoy Oval near the scene about 18 minutes later.

An ambulance inspector conveyed CareFlight’s medical crew to the scene a few blocks away to join NSW Ambulance crews treating the man.

CareFlight’s specialist doctor and critical care paramedic provided further treatment for possible head injuries.

He was transferred to the helicopter and flown to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition.