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High angle rescue in Tallarook
CFA and MFB crews have been praised for their efforts during a difficult high-angle rescue in Tallarook, where crews rescued a woman who had fallen approximately 60 metres down a cliff.
District 12 Operations Manager Peter Creak said firefighters had to abseil down the cliff face to rescue the woman from the difficult-to-access terrain.
“The rescue was an extremely delicate one and took a lot of planning to ensure the safety of crews and all involved.
“Crews used a specialist rescue appliance from Dandenong to help carry out the rescue.
“MFB and CFA crews worked extremely well together during the long-duration incident which took five hours,” OM Creak said.
Nine CFA trucks from CFA and MFB were on scene. SES and police were also on scene.
The woman has been taken to hospital where she's being treated for injuries sustained as a result of the fall.