A Seahawk helicopter from 816 Squadron, en-route from Perth, WA, to Nowra, NSW, on completion of an exercise in Western Australian waters, was diverted to take personnel from the Royal Flying Doctor Service, (RFDS), to a remote site some 120 miles south of Kalgoorlie, WA, to treat a seriously injured patient. The patient was located in an area where RFDS fixed wing aircraft were unable to land. After being treated at the site, the patient, (who was found to have a broken pelvis, a broken leg, and internal bleeding), was airlifted to Perth. In a separate activity on the same day, HMAS LEEUWIN, (hydrographic survey ship), stopped to render assistance to the yacht WILD FORTUNE, which was experiencing engine problems north east of Bali.
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