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Cyclist rescued after falling down embankment in Glen Iris

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31 Jan 2017
MFB’s High Angle Response Team (HART) were called in this morning to help a bike rider who had fallen down a steep embankment.

The incident occurred at 10.40am in Glen Iris along the Gardiner's Creek bike path near High Street. 

The 47 year old male rider suffered non-life threatening injuries to his head, arms and shoulder in the fall.  

He was placed on a stretcher before being winched three metres back up to the bike path.

Firefighters took great care to ensure his injuries were not aggravated during the rescue.  

The incident took less than 40 minutes to complete with the rider safely placed in a waiting ambulance and taken to hospital for treatment.


ATTENDING APPLIANCES

Pumpers: 3

Rescue Units: 1

Other units: 1 (HART pod)

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 18

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