Crews work together to medevac injured walker

At 1.25pm On 5 May Aireys Inlet CFA responded to assist Ambulance Victoria with a woman that had fallen near Sunny Mead beach in Aireys Inlet.


Credit: Aireys Inlet Fire Brigade

The woman in her eighties was walking along the beach, slipped, and sustained serious hip injuries.

CFA brigade members from Aireys Inlet, Anglesea and Geelong City Rescue, and Lorne SES, Victoria Police, Parks Victoria and Ambulance Victoria worked together.

Aireys Inlet Firefighter Angus McKenzie said the woman's exact location wasn't known.

“Crews had to search for the women as she wasn’t easily located," Angus said. “Members split up and travelled ten minutes either direction on foot until she was found.

“Access to the location was limited, and the safest option for transport was air ambulance. Fortunately, the air ambulance was able to land on the beach close to her location, where she was airlifted with paramedics to the nearest hospital.

“Ambulance Victoria was the lead agency, and all agencies worked together."

CFA Commander Wayne Aylmer and Anglesea First Lieutenant Ryan Calvert were also in attendance.

The incident was deemed safe at 3.35pm.

Author: CFA News and Media