Kar­i­jini gorge res­cue

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Emer­gency ser­vices per­formed a ver­ti­cal res­cue to free an in­jured man from a gorge in Kar­i­jini Na­tional Park last Tues­day.

Shortly be­fore 10am, the 60-year-old tourist from New South Wales was walk­ing on the des­ig­nated path into Jof­fre Gorge with his wife when he slipped and fell about 6m.

Tom Price po­lice, lo­cal SES vol­un­teers, De­part­ment of Bio­di­ver­sity, Con­ser­va­tion and At­trac­tions rangers and St John Am­bu­lance of­fi­cers went to the scene. The SES used ropes to go down into the gorge to res­cue the man af­ter his in­juries were deemed too se­ri­ous for him to be car­ried out.

He was taken to Tom Price Hos­pi­tal with a se­ri­ous knee in­jury.

The in­ci­dent is be­lieved to be the eighth sig­nif­i­cant res­cue in Kar­i­jini so far this year.

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