Wheeled to safety

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SES Sorrento crews used their “mule litter wheel” to evacuate a young mountain bike rider after he crashed at on the weekend.

The 15-year-old came over a jump on the steep tracks near Red Hill and landed badly, injuring his pelvis and shoulder, early afternoon, Sunday 5 July.

SES controller Mark Daw said volunteers walked a “good kilometre and a half of steep, muddy track” to rescue the biker and take him to a waiting ambulance which took him to Frankston Hospital.

Mr Daw urges riders to know their capabilities and stay in groups, so help can be called for in an emergency.

“We wish him a speedy recovery,” Mr Daw said. “Please stay safe and well and look out for each other.

“As we are first responders we are still very active out in the community when needed.”

First published in the Western Port News – 8 July 2020

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