Man breaks an­kle in fall

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

A Pil­bara man is lucky to have es­caped a 30-40m fall at Python Pool with only a frac­tured an­kle, lo­cal po­lice said.

Roe­bourne po­lice and St John Am­bu­lance were called to the pop­u­lar tourist spot about 3pm on Satur­day af­ter a man in his 20s was in­jured when he jumped into the wa­ter from high up on the rock wall, hav­ing pre­vi­ously climbed up and be­come stuck.

The man hit rocks on the way down and was knocked un­con­scious but a by­stander dragged the man out of the wa­ter and he re­gained con­scious­ness on the shore.

Po­lice be­lieve the man had been drink­ing be­fore­hand and al­co­hol was a fac­tor in the in­ci­dent.

Roe­bourne po­lice of­fi­cer-in-charge Se­nior Sergeant Gemma Hen­ni­gan said it was lucky the man had not been se­ri­ously in­jured or killed.

She re­minded peo­ple to be cau­tious in iso­lated ar­eas where there was dif­fi­cult ter­rain and few peo­ple around.

“If some­thing goes wrong, you’ve re­ally got no one to come and help you very quickly,” he said.

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