Fish­er­man pinned by rock at beach

Mercury (Hobart) - - NEWSFRONT -

A FISH­ER­MAN is re­cov­er­ing in hos­pi­tal af­ter he slipped and was pinned by a large rock at Sandy Bay.

Fire­fight­ers were called to Nut­grove Beach about 6.30pm on Thurs­day night to as­sist paramedics with res­cu­ing the man, aged in his late 40s.

“The man was fishing off the rocks when he slipped and a large rock had pinned his right arm,” Tas­ma­nia Fire Ser­vice Act­ing Sta­tion Of­fi­cer Adam Sal­ter said. “There was no dan­ger of the man drown­ing as he was far enough away from the wa­ters edge, how­ever it took TFS crews 30 min­utes to free the man us­ing mini airbags.”

Fire­fight­ers, po­lice and paramedics then trans­ported the man up a steep rocky in­cline to a wait­ing am­bu­lance.

He was last night in a sta­ble con­di­tion at the Royal Ho­bart Hos­pi­tal.

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