CFA crews took two hours to rescue an elderly man after his car crashed over a barrier and ran down a cliff at Mount Martha last week.
Units from Mount Martha, Mornington, Dromana, the city, as well as the high angle rescue team from Dandenong, rushed to the scene at the intersection of Hearn Road and the Esplanade, 5.45pm, Tuesday 24 August.
Ambulance Victoria said the man in his 80s was assessed at the scene and found to be in a “stable condition”. He was taken to Frankston Hospital for further observation.
Mount Martha CFA Captain Travis Hutchins said the man’s Kia Sportage pulled up in heavy scrub 10 metres down the cliff.
Senior Constable Jason Bamfield, of Somerville Highway Patrol, said the driver was a “very lucky man” to escape more serious injury.