13/08/2018 - SES Rescue Operation

Land Search and Rescue Operation – Karijini National Park

A 72 year old woman was rescued from the Kalamina Gorge area of the Karijini National Park after she fell over and injured herself yesterday, Sunday 12 August 2018.

Just before 2:00pm the AMSA Rescue Coordination Centre in Canberra advised Western Australia Police Force that a Personal Locator Beacon had been activated in the vicinity of the Kalamina Gorge.

Parks and Wildlife Service Rangers, State Emergency Service volunteers and Tom Price Police were advised of the emergency situation and AMSA engaged the services of a nearby rescue helicopter to assist.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene and it was confirmed a 72 year old woman had fallen and received a hip injury in the Kalamina Gorge. She was unable to walk. The SES volunteers carried the woman to safety and she was flown by helicopter to Hedland Health Campus for medical treatment.

The woman is believed to be from Victoria and was with her husband at the time of the incident.