A 26-year-old Canberra woman has been rescued after falling from a cliff face while climbing at Booroomba Rocks in Namadgi National Park this morning (December 30).
Around. At 11.30am today, police received a report of an injured climber on the Hermes Climbing Range, Booroomba Rocks, who had fallen about six to eight feet down a cliff face while climbing in the area. She was found by a unemployed police officer who called. for assistance. The leisure member is also a part-time member of the AFP Search & Rescue Team and was able to guide rescuers to the injured woman as well as provide vital information about her condition.
Due to the location of the injured woman, a coordinated rescue was carried out using AFP Search and Rescue, ACT State Emergency Service, ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Parks and Toll Rescue.
The woman was taken by Toll Rescue helicopter around 2.30pm to the hospital for further medical treatment. It is believed that her injuries are not life threatening.
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Ian Meikle, editor