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Injured walker stuck on Nightcap Range

A MAN who is believed to have suffered spinal injuries while bushwalking on the Nightcap Range yesterday was expected to be trapped in the bush until today.

The man had been bushwalking with a group of campers about 20 kilometres inland of Mullumbimby at Nightcap Bluff. The call for help came at 3.55pm.

Two paramedics were winched to the ground from the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.

They then walked about 80 metres through dense terrain to reach the injured man.

Due to failing light and poor weather the paramedics could not winch the man out and were preparing to remain with him in the bush. Last night it was drizzling rain and a minimum temperature of eight to 12 degrees was predicted.

The rescue effort was expected to resume at first light this morning.


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