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High angle rescue in Greensborough

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Vehicle / Rescue / Hazmat

  11.18 AM 11 October, 2017


Location: District 8 News

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At 10.25am yesterday (10 October) CFA crews were called to Ballandry Court in Greensborough to assist with a high angle rescue.

Crews arrived to find a 69 year old male who had fallen whilst repairing the roof of his single storey house. The rescue was a delicate one as it was suspected that the man may have sustained a broken a hip.

CFA Senior Station Officer Mick Burns said with the patient unable to move it was decided to have the High Angle rescue crew from Dandenong, along with the Dandenong Ladder Platform assist with extrication of the man from the roof.

“Ambulance Victoria responded an Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) trained paramedic and along with crews from Plenty and Eltham, the man was brought to the ground safely after about 2 hours.

“All agencies who attended worked well as a team for a successful outcome.”

Five CFA trucks from Eltham, Dandenong and Plenty attended the incident.

MFB and Ambulance Victoria also attended.

Last Updated: 12 October 2017