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Stranded kayaker between Kambah Pool and Pine Island

By johnboy - 31 July 2011 8

A search is underway tonight for a kayaker stranded along the Murrumbidgee River between Kambah Pool and Pine Island in Tuggeranong.

The alarm was raised after a group of kayakers discovered the person with a suspected serious leg injury at Red Rock Gorge.

One of the group made their way to Kambah Pool and alerted the ACT Ambulance Service.

One ACT Ambulance Service crew is stationed at Kambah Pool while the SouthCare Rescue helicopter searches the area to locate the patient and finders.

Three ACTSES units have been placed on standby to assist on foot if required.

7:10pm Sunday 31 July 2011

SouthCare Rescue helicopter has pulled out of the search due to lack of light and terrain.

ACT Ambulance Service and ACT State Emergency Service crews on site at staging point waiting further advice from ACT Policing who have deployed a search team to the area.

7:36pm Sunday 31 July 2011

The man was located by police and brought back to Kambah Pool around 9 o’clock last night.

He was treated on scene by ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics for minor injuries and exposure but was not transported to hospital.

6:45am Monday 1 August 2011

[Courtesy ESA]

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8 Responses to
Stranded kayaker between Kambah Pool and Pine Island
OverLord 3:43 pm 01 Aug 11

Someonesmother said :

The man was found by two young men I know and he was face down wedged between rocks, no helmet, no life vest and was barely concsious when they finally got him out of the water and onto the bank. One lit a fire while the other went to get help. The man later wandered in to the bush and was unable to be restrained and this is when things went pear shaped. The young men did the right thing and I applaud them.

All applaud to the young men then, good work.

Someonesmother 2:35 pm 01 Aug 11

The man was found by two young men I know and he was face down wedged between rocks, no helmet, no life vest and was barely concsious when they finally got him out of the water and onto the bank. One lit a fire while the other went to get help. The man later wandered in to the bush and was unable to be restrained and this is when things went pear shaped. The young men did the right thing and I applaud them.

p1 1:47 pm 01 Aug 11

ConanOfCooma said :

What a dumbass. Not injured enough to go to hospital, but too injured to save your own bloody life?

Seems a little retarded to me. If he was that exhausted he couldn’t paddle, surely he should have been taken to hospital as a precaution. If he wasn’t, then I hope he gets the bill for the rescue…

ConanOfCooma 12:10 pm 01 Aug 11

What a dumbass. Not injured enough to go to hospital, but too injured to save your own bloody life?

OverLord 10:41 am 01 Aug 11

Yes, but no mention about the all important jet skis? Did the police get to justify their existence?

EvanJames 9:32 am 01 Aug 11

Yep, on the radio this morning they said the cops went out and found him. He was treated for exposure and minor injuries, but did not need to go to hospital.

gooterz 1:16 am 01 Aug 11

1am – Any news if they found them?

Muttsybignuts 11:28 pm 31 Jul 11

Is the kayaker nude? Its a bit chilly outside right now!

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