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Busy Sunday for paramedics

AMBULANCE paramedics were kept busy on Sunday with a number of incidents reported in the northern Illawarra.A 31-year-old man suffered a suspected fractured leg and abrasions following a tandem parachute jump after he and a male companion, aged about 50, landed heavily at Stuart Park North Wollongong about 11.30am. The man was treated at the scene by paramedics before being transported to Wollongong Hospital in a stable condition.Later in the day paramedics responded to a triple zero call after a 37-year-old man had been dumped in the surf at Wombarra. The man hit a rock shelf, injuring his neck. He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being airlifted by helicopter to Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious condition.Earlier in the day a 30-year-old motorcyclist was treated for a suspected leg fracture following a collision with a motor vehicle at Coledale. He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being transported by road ambulance to St George Hospital in a stable condition.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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