72yo woman rescued in Karijini search and rescue operation

Staff reporterPilbara News
Kalamina Gorge in Karijini National Park.
Camera IconKalamina Gorge in Karijini National Park. Credit: The West Australian, Kerry Edwards

A land search and operation was conducted in Karijini National Park yesterday to rescue an elderly woman who slipped and fell in a gorge.

The 72-year-old woman, who is believed to be from Victoria and was with her husband at the time of the incident, fell and injured her hip in Kalamina Gorge and became unable to walk.

When police were advised a personal locator beacon had been activated in the vicinity of the gorge, Parks and Wildlife Service rangers, State Emergency Service volunteers and Tom Price police searched the area with assistance from an Australian Maritime Safety Authority rescue helicopter.

The woman was carried to safety by SES volunteers and flown to Hedland Health Campus for treatment.

She is believed to be the sixth person rescued from Karijini this year.

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