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Wisemans Ferry woman trapped in crushed caravan after violent storm brings tree down

A 26-year-old Wiseman’s Ferry woman was airlifted to hospital after a caravan she was in was crushed by a falling tree in the violent storm that swept through the Hawkesbury yesterday afternoon.

CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance at 4:45pm and was able to navigate the stormy weather to land in Wiseman’s Ferry on an oval close to the scene of the incident 20 minutes later.

NSW Ambulance paramedics were already on scene providing initial treatment to the woman who had injuries to her neck and legs.

The caravan was completely destroyed - pics courtesy of CareFlight

CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic worked with emergency services personnel from the Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW to free the woman and perform a clinical assessment on her while taking spinal precautions.

The woman was freed from the caravan after a one-and-a-half-hour effort and she was then taken by helicopter in a stable condition to Westmead Hospital under ongoing observation from CareFlight’s clinical team.

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