Emergency crews help fallen mountain biker: Trafalgar
 Baw Baw News   By // 17:58, Thursday 7 February 2013


A 45-year-old man has been taken to hospital with chest injuries after falling from his bike in Uralla Reserve, Trafalgar, this morning.

Image: Emergency crews transfer the man to a spine board before he is placed on a stretcher and taken to hospital.

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Ambulance, police and SES crews responded to the call for help just after 10 am.

The Trafalgar man came off his bike at the north end of Stewart Track.

The man’s condition and location meant Warragul SES volunteers had to use a special eight-wheeled vehicle to extract him.

Without the vehicle the only option for rescue would have been carrying the man out, as trees made helicopter access impossible and transporting him sitting him up in a four wheel drive could have worsened his injuries.


Image: The injured man waits on the back of an eight-wheeled SES vehicle after being extracted from Uralla Reserve.

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One response to “Emergency crews help fallen mountain biker: Trafalgar”

  1. Cheree says:

    Well done team. Great example of community.