Trouble at Cottermouth

johnboy 27 October 2012

ACT Ambulance Service and ACT Fire & Rescue are currently responding to Camp Cottermouth, Cotter Road, Stromlo after a report that two teenagers have fallen down an embankment.

Update to follow.

6:28 PM

The two male patients were walking around a trail and have fallen down an embankment of approximatley 20 metres.

A 14-year-old male has a leg injury whilst a 15-year-old male is currently wedged in a fork of a tree. The male is experiencing some back pain and has some minor lacerations.

Verticle rescue equipment is being used to move the 15-year-old patient.

Two four-wheel-drive vehicles from ACT Fire & Rescue with a four-wheel-drive vehicle and a command vehicle from the ACT Ambulance Service are on scene. Crews walked approximatley 120 metres to reach the patients.

Update to follow.

6:54 PM

ACT Fire & Rescue firefighters and ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have transported the 15-year-old male patient to the ambulance on a stretcher as a precaution. The patient has been treated for back pain and will be taken to The Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

The 14-year-old patient was assessed by ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics with transport not required to hospital.

Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call at 5.11pm.

7:42 PM

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