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April 22, 2021

Woman rescued from base of Minyon Falls

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Emergency service personal spent four hours carrying a injured woman after she slipped and fell at the base of Minyon Falls last week.

The 43-year-old woman had been hiking with her 11-year-old daughter, who called 000 when her mother injured herself.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to assist other police and ambulance officers, but was unable to retrieve the woman because of the terrain.

The helicopter lit the area during the initial search.

Rescuers on the ground included police rescue, ambulance access paramedics and VRA and SES members.

They carried the woman through rough terrain to the Minyon Grass carparking area, and she was then transported to hospital in a stable condition.

When emergency services reached her, she was suffering hypothermia, and had injured her hip and legs.

 

 


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