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Dramatic rope rescue for trapped boy

  • CFA members during the rope rescue

By: CFA Media

Category: Community Safety, Incidents - Other

  4.29 PM 4 April, 2015


Location: District 18 News

Views: 2044

CFA members in Mildura and other emergency services were involved in a dramatic high angle rescue on Good Friday.

A 12-year-old- boy fell 10 metres through the roof of a pumping station suffering broken legs and a broken arm. Emergency services had to use a Rabbit Tool (hydraulic splitter) to force entry.

Ambulance Victoria assessed that the boy could not be moved down the stairs so CFA crews along with SES and VicPol set up a rope to perform a high angle rescue to lift the patient from the floor to the first floor gantry and get him out of the building.

The boy is now recovering in hospital.

Last Updated: 20 April 2015