SES res­cues man from gorge

Pilbara News - - News - Pe­ter de Krui­jff

■ A mid­dle-aged man who broke his right leg in Hamer­s­ley Gorge was the 10th per­son res­cued by Tom Price State Emer­gency Ser­vice vol­un­teers in the past 12 months.

The man had fallen off a low ledge and landed awk­wardly in the Kar­i­jini Na­tional Park tourist hotspot on Oc­to­ber 27.

Tom Price SES gorge res­cue man­ager team leader Si­mon David­son said the in­ci­dent hap­pened about 2pm.

Emer­gency ser­vices re­ceived the call-out about an hour later.

“It was a tricky lit­tle spot with the slop­ing rocks, but it’s al­ways tricky when you’re try­ing to be care­ful with some­one on a stretcher as any lit­tle touch is quite painful,” he said.

“That af­ter­noon was pour­ing with rain but all did go well.”

The man was flown to Perth later that night.

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