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Fisherman plunges 15m down cliff at popular fishing spot on far north NSW coast

A fisherman has been rescued after plunging 15 metres down a cliff at Evans Head on the far north coast of NSW.

Emergency services were called about 5.30pm on Saturday after reports the 60-year-old man had fallen from a cliff at the Razorback Lookout.

The man was understood to have fallen while gaining access to rocks below, authorities said.

Paramedics attended but were unable to access the injured man because the cliff was too steep.

A medical team was then winched in by rescue helicopter to treat him.

He suffered suspected spinal injuries, multiple fractures and a head injury.

Once stabilised, the man was winched via a stretcher from the cliff and flown to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane in a serious but stable condition.

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