Dirt bike rider injured in bushland between Cessnock and Kurri Kurri

A 46-year-old man was airlifted from bushland between Kurri Kurri and Cessnock after coming off his dirt bike on Monday afternoon.

Emergency services attended the scene along with Cessnock District Rescue Squad VRA and had to cut away some bush to allow the 120-feet winching operation by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to take place.

The man suffered internal injuries and fractures and was flown to John Hunter Hospital. He is reported to be in a stable condition.

EARLIER REPORT 1.32PM

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter has been called to assist a dirt bike rider who was injured in bushland near Aberdare on Monday afternoon.

A spokesperson of the helicopter service said paramedics were taken to the accident scene by four-wheel drive and at this stage a stretcher winch recovery will take place.

The helicopter landed in a nearby clearing as the accident scene was not accessible.

HELP: The Westpac Rescue Helicopter on location near a dirt bike accident in bush midway between Kurri and Cessnock on Monday. Picture: supplied

HELP: The Westpac Rescue Helicopter on location near a dirt bike accident in bush midway between Kurri and Cessnock on Monday. Picture: supplied

Earlier, a 13-year-old was flown from John Hunter Hospital to Westmead Children's Hospital suffering facial burns.

The patient sustained the burns in the Upper Hunter after accelerant was thrown on a fire, the helicopter said.

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