Locals to rescue at Gorge
LOCAL knowledge of the area has saved a father and his four-year-old son last week after they were swept downstream at Mossman Gorge, which had been flowing faster than usual after rain the night before.
The interstate holidaymakers were splashing in the main swimming hole on July 11 around 2.30pm when they got into trouble and a 17-year-old attempted to rescue them but also found himself in trouble, needing to be rescued.
Mossman police said he was very brave but it was a Mossman Gorge tour guide and bus driver who banded together and with a rope pulled out father and son and then the 17-year-old to safety.
By the time emergency services arrived the final rescue was taking place and despite a few bumps, bruises and scratches, there were no major injuries.