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Werribee gorge accident 13 June
gnarly_rider
13-Jun-2018
4:31:33 PM
Hope this fella is OK...

From the Facebook page of 'CFA Technical Rescue' (search for that term):

"Earlier this afternoon (Wed 13 June), CFA HART from Ballarat City and Geelong City along with local emergency crews were responded to a High Angle Rescue at Werribee Gorge.
A rock climber sustained injuries after a fall. It is believed that during the climb and a fall, two sets of rock pro (cams) failed to hold the climber and he fell to the ground and was knocked unconscious.
Walking out was not an option due to the terrain and with the impending rain, HEMS winched the patient. CFA HART crews staged at the scene in case the helicopter was unable to effect the rescue due to the rain and wind.
CFA, Ambulance Victoria, Parks Victoria and Police attended."

There is some additional video footage of the HEMS lift of the patient on the FB page, but that is all.
The Rock Robster
Online Now
13-Jun-2018
5:17:48 PM
Not sure how reliable the information is, but apparently it's an older climber, and that it wasn't too bad an accident. Don't quote me on that though.

Fingers crossed he's doing okay.
Markg
13-Jun-2018
8:28:53 PM
15 years of climbing and I’ve never seen a rescue report say either “rock pro” or specifically mention Cams. What’s the game?

TooFatToClimb
14-Jun-2018
6:03:30 AM
On 13-Jun-2018 Markg wrote:
> What’s the game?

The SES supports grid bolting of Werribee Gorge?

ajfclark
14-Jun-2018
7:36:29 AM
On 13-Jun-2018 gnarly_rider wrote:
>Hope this fella is OK...
>
>From the Facebook page of 'CFA Technical Rescue' (search for that term):

On mobile there's a copy link button hidden somewhere on each post. On desktop the time the post is made links to the content.

eg. http://www.facebook.com/CFATechnicalRescue/videos/1278334878964056/
gnarly_rider
14-Jun-2018
1:38:36 PM
>15 years of climbing and I’ve never seen a rescue report say either “rock pro” or specifically mention Cams.

Hopefully they didn't land on the climber after he decked....


>The SES supports grid bolting of Werribee Gorge?

No SES responded to this event... ;D


>On desktop the time the post is made links to the content.

Ahh, that's what I was searching for, many thanks! I am now better edumecated!

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