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Trapped in Squeeze Test for hours [The Age] 22-Apr-2014 At 7:22:43 AM rolsen1
Sounds terrible... I hope they are ok

7:18am: The man who has been stuck between two massive boulders for more than eight hours at Mount Arapiles in western Victoria is believed to be suffering from a major injury to his kidneys, Caroline Zielinski reports. Victoria Police spokesman Sergeant Kris Hamilton says the 24-year-old mountain climber – who was climbing Mount Arapiles – became wedged between two large boulders during a hike about 10pm last night while he was trying to squeeze through a crevice in a location commonly know to locals at the "Squeeze Test" when he fell.

Sergeant Hamilton said that although the man is conscious, he is believed to be suffering from ‘‘crush syndrome’’, which is defined as a medical condition resulting in major shock and renal failure after a crushing injury to the skeletal muscle.

Emergency services, which include Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria and SES, are attending to the man, who has been medicated throughout the night and kept warm with large heaters.

SES spokeswoman Kathryn Gould said six crew members have been helping police and paramedics since midnight. Police search and rescue members are expected to be at the scene all morning and are working with local rescue group Arapiles Rescue Unit to free the man.

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