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Woman, dog rescued at Mt Eliza

By: CFA Media

Category: Incidents - Vehicle / Rescue / Hazmat

  11.47 AM 19 January, 2016

Location: District 8 News

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CFA specialist rescue crews have helped free a woman and her dog from a cliff in Mount Eliza this morning (Tuesday). 

Mount Eliza 1st Lieutenant Brodie White said the woman was stuck on a ledge around 15 metres down a steep embankment in the Mount Eliza Regional Park.

“Our crew arrived shortly after 10am to find a woman in her 20s trapped and inaccessible,” he said.

“She appeared to have gone to the aid of her dog after it jumped a fence and became stuck on steep terrain.

“She’s been unable to get back up and a friend she was walking with has raised the alarm for help.

“The Dandenong Rescue crew was called on to perform a high-angle technical rope rescue.

“We sent a portable radio down so we could communicate with her throughout the process."

Both were rescued around 11.30am.

Lt White said the woman and her dog, Maley - a short-haired German pointer - appeared to be uninjured.

She was checked over by paramedics on scene.

Three crews from Mount Eliza, Dandenong and Frankston attended, along with Frankston SES.


Photos courtesy of Keith Pakenham, CFA & John McGibbony, CFA. 

Last Updated: 21 January 2016