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Hancock Gorge hiker rescued in the Karijini National Park after falling into Reagan’s Pool

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A hiker has been rescued from Hancock Gorge
Camera IconA hiker has been rescued from Hancock Gorge

A hiker has been rescued from Hancock Gorge in the Karijini National Park after falling into Reagan’s Pool which resulted in a seven-hour operation.

Tom Price and Newman State Emergency Services were called out to the popular gorge at about 12pm on Sunday after receiving calls from the Karijini rangers station.

A hiker has been rescued from Hancock Gorge
Camera IconA hiker has been rescued from Hancock Gorge

The man fell 10 metres into Reagan’s Pool after slipping from a waterfall resulting in a sprained ankle.

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Eight SES volunteers assisted with the rescue, bringing with them a helmet, gloves, boots and harness to get the man out of the gorge.

SES central Pilbara coast district officer Darren Morgan reminded tourists to take care during their hikes.

A hiker has been rescued from Hancock Gorge
Camera IconA hiker has been rescued from Hancock Gorge

“Don’t put yourselves in a position where you might hurt yourself because we are relying on volunteers to rescue you,” he said.

The area is deemed as a class six restricted area and hikers require helmets, harnesses and roping as a minimum for entry.

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