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Northern NSW : Rescue - Spring 2014
Paramedics stabilise the woman at the base of the rocks prior to winching Winch on the rocks Early in the morning of 22 July, a Byron Bay woman attempted to climb to a popular rock fishing spot at Seal Rocks, when she slipped and fell on her back into shallow waters. Shielded only by the surrounding rocks and pools, the tide started washing in and the immobilized woman started to worry. As luck has it local fishermen had decided to change fishing spots that morning and noticed her as they headed back along the shelf. The men raised the alarm and the Rescue Helicopter was tasked to attend. The ground was not stable enough for the helicopter to land and so the young woman was winched on board. Air crewman, Glen Ramplin, who was on the mission said that winds and the proximity to the cliff were taken into account in this particularly difficult rescue mission. ‘ It was very lucky that the fishermen found her when they did or perhaps the tides might have washed the woman out to sea,’ he said. 5 Rescue Magazine SPRING 2014
Rescue - Summer 2014
Winter 2014 redo