Man res­cued af­ter fall

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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.

PHOTO: Mel Guy

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.

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