Police today attended an incident which occurred in the Kyogle Patrol which left three persons in hospital and one child uninjured after a tree fell on their camp site during last night’s storm.

Around 5.30am a 48-year-old male and his three children were sleeping in their tent at a camp site they had set up on a Lynchs Creek Road, Lynchs Creek, private property.

The area was subject to storms late on Sunday night, and around 5.30am a gum tree some 20m from the camp site collapsed onto the tent, injuring three of the four campers.

A 10-year-old boy was airlifted to Lismore Base Hospital suffering injuries to his left shoulder and possible broken ribs.

The father suffered injuries when sections of the tree pierced his left calf, and received abrasions to his arms and ear.

A 12-year-old female suffered injuries to rear of her head and right hip.

Both the father and daughter are in Kyogle Hospital.

A 7-year-old boy was not injured.

Their cries for help were heard by the property owner, who summoned ambulance and emergency services by running to a nearby neighbour’s property.

It appears the tree may have been weakened by termite infestation or similar.