14 people have been treated for cuts and abrasions, says NSW Ambulance media.
14 people have been treated for cuts and abrasions, says NSW Ambulance media. Trevor Veale

14 people swept off rocks at Crescent Head beach

TEN people have been hospitalised, and a further four treated for minor injuries, after being swept off rocks by a freak wave on a mid-north coast beach.

The group, including up to 12 children, suffered a range of non life-threatening injuries after being swept into the ocean at Goolawah Beach, near Crescent Head, about 12.30pm.

A New South Wales Ambulance spokesman said one person suffered a fractured arm, while another suffered a cut to the head.

The remainder of the group suffered cuts and abrasions.

Nine people have been taken by ambulance to Kempsey district hospital for treatment, while another person was taken to Port Macquarie Hospital.

The Westpac Rescue helicopter was called to assist paramedics on the ground but no patients required air transport, the spokesman said.

It is believed the member of the group who suffered the arm fracture was stranded at the bottom of a cliff.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter responded to the incident at Crescent Head this afternoon.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter responded to the incident at Crescent Head this afternoon.

2.30PM: PARAMEDICS have been called to Goolawah Beach in Crescent Head at 12:30pm this afternoon after 14 people were swept off a rock by a large wave.

They have been treated for a range of injuries including cuts and abrasions,  a NSW Ambulance media spokesperson said.

The Westpac Rescue helicopter arrived on the scene around 2pm.



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