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Canyoner rescued after spending night in bush following abseil fall

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A canyoner has been winced to safety after spending the night exposed to the elements when he fell and injured his back.

A canyoner has been winced to safety after spending the night exposed to the elements when he fell and injured his back.

The 62-year-old man had been abseiling down the Pipeline Canyon in Wolgan Valley at around 3.30pm yesterday when he fell around four metres onto his back.

A member of the man's group activated a Personal Locator Beacon, alerting emergency responders.

Police, NSW Ambulance and members of the Lithgow Volunteer Rescue Association were able to reach the man but were unable to extract him from the canyon due to weather conditions.

Paramedics worked to stabilise him overnight before he was winched to safety this morning.

The experienced canyoner was flown to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/wolgan-valley-canyoner-injures-back-falling-4m-rescue-operation-underway/ddc9169d-9471-4294-8d08-a5192cc24ffb

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