Rescue at Mount Stapylton

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On 28 April CFA crews worked with FRV, Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria and VICSES to rescue a person who fell 2.5 metres at Mount Stapylton in Victoria's south west.


Emergency services were first alerted to the injured climber at about 5.30pm on Wednesday 27 April.

The man was located at about 7.30pm that evening. He had been climbing with five others when he fell 2.5 metres, sustaining back injuries that left him unable to walk. 

Facing challenging conditions and inclement weather, it was too dangerous for emergency crews to attempt an overnight rescue. Instead Ambulance Victoria's wilderness-trained paramedics remained with the patient overnight.

The man was successfully recused the following day and was transported to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

CFA Hamilton and Lahrum, CFA Natimuk Rescue Group, FRV 67 and 70, SES Horsham and Ararat, Victoria Police Search and Rescue, Ambulance Victoria and HEMS were involved in the rescue.

Incredible work from all agencies working together.


Submitted by CFA News