Accident and rescue, Johanssen's Cave, Australia

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Accident and rescue, Johanssen's Cave, Australia

Postby Bill Putnam » Jun 21, 2010 11:06 am

News stories on an accident and rescue at Johannsen's Cave, Queensland, Australia on Saturday, 19 June 2010

Rescuers crawl to save injured man ... mpton-man/

Caver critically injured in fall in Queensland ... 5881859051

Man Critically injured in cave fall ... cave-fall/

Man in critical condition after cave fall ... 932195.htm
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Re: Accident and rescue, Johanssen's Cave, Australia

Postby sherppa » Jul 6, 2010 9:02 pm

from: Joe Sydney
Australian Cave Rescue Commission

Hello Antonio
Some behind the scenes info for you...

This rescue was a rescue of a drunken local (non caver!) who illegally entered the bat maternity cave and because he was drunk, fell off the the edge of a 3m pitch. It was an easy rescue by local State Emergency Services rescuers...who are not cavers or cave orientated!
Our Australian Speleological Federation Queensland (state) Cave Rescue Commisison representative is currently working with this local and other emergency services with advice on cave rescue.

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