Westpac Rescue Helicopter dispatched to multiple incidents

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter had a busy start to the week with multiple people requiring assistance whilst out exploring Tasmania’s wilderness.

A man in his 20s was rescued after falling down a cliff at Doctors Rocks, near Wynyard yesterday evening.

Rescuers were dispatch to extract the man, as the location was too dangerous for a land based rescue.

The man suffered an ankle injury and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Earlier in the afternoon, the Westpac Helicopter responded to two Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) which were activated by walkers in the Eldon Range, between Queenstown and Lake St Clair.

The PLBs were activated by two groups of walkers.  They were originally walking together and became separated.

They had encountered difficulty with the terrain and the weather.

The helicopter was also dispatched to extract a 17-year-old walker from the Overland Track. He had injured his knee and was unable to continue the walk.

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