Man hospitalised with “multiple injuries” after falling 10m out of palm tree

A YOUNG man has been rushed to hospital after falling 10 metres out of a palm tree northwest of Sydney.

It’s understood the 25-year-old arborist was inspecting the top of the palm on a property at Wilberforce in the Hawkesbury region on Saturday morning when he fell shortly before 9.30am.

A CareFlight spokesperson said the man plunged 10 metres from the top of the tree to the ground below.


The 25-year-old man was inspecting the top of the 10m tall palm when he fell out of the tree | (Photo: CareFlight NSW)

Miraculously, despite the brutal landing, the 25-year-old survived the fall.

The CareFlight rescue helicopter was dispatched to the scene where its crew assisted ambulance officers in treating the man who suffered “multiple injuries”, including to his back and limbs.

He was stabilised at the scene before being taken by ambulance to Westmead Hospital.

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