Man rescued after fall
A MAN has been rescued by emergency services following a fall down an embankment off Williams Road yesterday afternoon.
The incident occurred at about 3pm when a 79 year old man fell down a steep slope while walking to feed ducks.
Wangaratta CFA brigade senior station officer Ian Lilley said people who witnessed the fall called triple zero.
“The gradient of the embankment had an angle of 60 degrees and the man had fallen eight metres,” Mr Lilley said.
“Although the man didn’t have any injuries the fall was greater than two metres so it required a technical rescue response.”
Wangaratta and South Wangaratta CFA brigades attended the scene accompanied by SES, ambulance and police.
The man’s condition was checked at the scene and he was carried to safety.
He was then conveyed to Wangaratta hospital for observation.
SAFE: Emergency services including CFA, SES paramedics and police responded to a triple zero call involving a man who fell down an embankment off Williams Road yesterday afternoon.