by Alina Rylko
A MAN has been airlifted to Brisbane for treatment of severe burns after the yacht he was travelling in collided with overhead power lines at the Richmond River on Sunday.
A Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter spokesperson today said the helicopter's critical response team was tasked to the Richmond River near Ballina at about midday after reports a yacht made contact with overhead power lines, resulting in a 67-year-old sustaining burns.
The critical medical team and local NSW ambulance Paramedics treated the man for burns.
The patient was flown to Royal Brisbane Hospital burns unit for further treatment.