The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter is on scene after a child fell from a tree.
The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter is on scene after a child fell from a tree.

Boy, 5, collapses after falling 4m from tree

UPDATE, 12.15pm: A YOUNG child has been taken to hospital after falling four metres from a tree.

A NSW Ambulance spokesman said they were called to a campground at Tunnel Rd, Stokers Siding shortly after 11am.

He said the five-year-old boy fell in and out of consciousness for a period of time after the incident.

"He tried to walk post-fall, and collapsed," he said.

Luckily, a doctor lived a short distance from the scene and attended while they awaited ambulance crews and the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter, the spokesman said.

He said the helicopter did arrive at the scene, but the boy was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital by road ambulance.

He said the boy had "no obvious injuries".

A Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter spokesman confirmed their crew had attended the scene, south-east of Murwillumbah.

 

Original story: AMBULANCE crews and a rescue helicopter have been called to a Northern Rivers property after a child fell from a tree.

A NSW Ambulance spokesman said four ambulances had been called to the Tunnel Rd, Stokers Siding property.

He said the child, whose age and gender were not yet known, reportedly fell about four metres.

"It looks like there's a doctor at the scene reviewing the patient already," he said.

He said the child was in a stable condition with "no obvious injuries", but possible chest injuries.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter is expected to arrive at the scene shortly.