Rescue at Karijini National Park
Just after 2:00pm yesterday afternoon (09/06/13) Police were advised of an emergency situation at Dales Gorge, in Karijini National Park. The information we received was a man believed to be 35 years old had injured himself diving into the water. State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers attended to rescue the man, along with personnel from St John Ambulance. Initial information suggests the man has arm, ankle and possible neck/head injuries. He was taken by ambulance to the Paraburdoo Airport where the Royal Flying Doctor Service landed, and transferred him to Perth.
The planned flight to Perth by RFDS was changed to go to South Hedland (Hedland Health Campus) instead as his injuries were checked at Tom Price Hospital and were not as serious as first thought.