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Dramatic Rescue at Holwell Gorge

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Police have release dramatic pictures of a rescue operation at Holwell Gorge on Saturday. Police search and rescue teams, with the assistance of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, extracted an injured man from the Gorge. During the morning a 56-year-old man from Latrobe had gone walking alone to the Holwell Falls, at Holwell Gorge, Holwell. During […]

Police have release dramatic pictures of a rescue operation at Holwell Gorge on Saturday.

Police search and rescue teams, with the assistance of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, extracted an injured man from the Gorge.

During the morning a 56-year-old man from Latrobe had gone walking alone to the Holwell Falls, at Holwell Gorge, Holwell. During the walk he badly broke his left ankle and was unable to move. Fortunately, he had mobile phone reception and called for assistance around 9.15am.

Police Search and Rescue were activated along with volunteers from the State Emergency Service and walked in to locate and rescue the man. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was also called in to assist with winching the man from Holwell Gorge.

 

Around 1pm in the afternoon that operation was successful, and the man was extracted from the gorge and taken to Launceston General Hospital where he received treatment for his injury.

Six SES and four police officers were involved in the rescue operation.

Images in this post courtesy Tasmania Police.

Source: Tasmanian Times https://tasmaniantimes.com/2020/06/dramatic-rescue-holwell-gorge/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dramatic-rescue-holwell-gorge

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