Child rushed to hospital after falling out of tree

A YOUNG child has been rushed to hospital after falling several metres out of a tree in northern NSW.

A NSW Ambulance spokesperson told myGC the five-year-old boy fell three-to-nine metres from a tree at a campground off Tunnel Road at Stokers Siding, south of Murwillumbah, shortly after 11am.

It’s understood the child began slipping in an out of consciousness immediately after the fall and collapsed after trying to get up and walk.


Fearing the worst, four ambulances and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter were dispatched to the scene.

Speaking to myGC, NSW Ambulance said a doctor who lives just 500m from the property and knows the family rushed to the scene and provided first aid to the child until paramedics arrived.

The Westpac Rescue chopper landed at the scene but the boy ended up being transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital by road ambulance.

It’s understood paramedics treated the child for more than an hour before he was taken to hospital.

Despite being a little dazed and disorientated, the boy is believed to be in a stable condition with “no obvious injuries”.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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