Lo­cals to res­cue at Gorge

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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