SES mountain rescue – again


CREWS from Sorrento SES were involved in another successful rescue after an accident on the Red Hill mountain bike trail, 3pm, Sunday 12 July.

Whereas last week they used their “mule litter wheel” to evacuate a young rider after he crashed over a jump, this time they drove their four-wheel-drive up the track to rescue an 18-year-old man with a broken collar bone.

SES controller Mark Daw said crews made it up the track near Boundary Road, Dromana, before Ambulance Victoria arrived.

“We assessed the patient who was suffering a broken collarbone after going over the handlebars,” he said.

“He was with his dad. It was quickly getting cold and he was in a lot of pain.”

Ambulance Victoria arrived from the other side of the hill with the park rangers and assessed the rider’s injuries.

“They were happy for us to slowly drive the patient out to a waiting ambulance up the top of the hill not far from Eatons Cutting, with the medics travelling inside with the patient.”

The SES advises mountain bike riders to “know your limits, wear safety gear, and always make sure you’re not alone”.

First published in the Western Port News – 15 July 2020


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