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Injured rock climber rescued in difficult operation


In a rock-climbing expedition gone wrong, a woman had to be rescued from a remote part of a national park. A 30-year-old woman was climbing a rock in the Waa Gorge in the Mount Kaputar National Park on Monday morning when she fell. NSW Ambulance said it got the call-out at 11.50am after reports of an injured rock climber who was conscious and breathing but could not move. A road ambulance crew and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter were tasked to the scene, in the northern part of the national park.


"The aircraft medical team were able to access the young lady with some difficulty," a Westpac Rescue Helicopter spokesperson said. "She was treated for a fractured ankle and stabilised for a winch recovery to the helicopter." The 30-year-old woman was transported to the Tamworth Hospital in a stable condition.

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