Woman critical after being being swept into sea at Cape Schanck


A WOMAN washed off the rocks at Cape Schanck late Saturday night was rescued by members of her family with the help of SES, police, ambulance and Fisheries officers.

The 35-year-old, of Hampton Park, was crab fishing when a big wave, exacerbated by the low tide, surged into the group, dragging her under in rough water, at about 10pm.

The woman was pulled from the water by members of her family who called Triple 0 and began performing CPR. “She swallowed a fair bit of water,” Senior Sergeant Phillip Hulley, of Frankston police, said Monday.

Intermittent phone coverage made pinpointing the exact location for rescue crews difficult, but Rosebud police managed to direct the air ambulance which winched down a paramedic.

The woman was taken up the beach to a waiting ambulance which met the air ambulance at The National Golf Club for the trip to The Alfred hospital.

On Monday afternoon her condition was reported as “critical”.

First published in the Western Port News – 6 December 2016


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