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Fireys rescue man from steep embankment

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15 Dec 2014
High angle rescue operators performed a delicate rescue of a man in Doncaster East late Friday night.

Just before 10.30pm a man in his mid 50s fell approximately seven metres from a walking track alongside the Eastern Freeway near Blackburn Road.

Due to his injuries he was unable to climb back up the steep embankment through the foliage.

Initially Ambulance Victoria was despatched, however they requested MFB help to retrieve him from below the track.

MFB HART (High Angle Rescue Team) set up a secure rope system, combined with a stretcher, to rescue the man.

It was a protracted incident as safety of crews and the patient was of the utmost importance.

The man sustained relatively minor injuries, however was transported to hospital for assessment. 

ATTENDING APPLIANCES
Pumpers:  2
Rescue Units:  1
Other units:  2

NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS: 13

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