Monday, August 4, 2014

Volunteers to the rescue at Mt Field

Ski Patroller Liz Koolhof attends to the
 patient prior to helicopter evacuation.
Photo: http://mtmawson.info
VOLUNTEERS came to the rescue of a French tourist in the snow at Mt Field National Park yesterday. Mt Mawson Ski Patrol, Oldina Ski Club members and the Southern Tasmanian Ski Association co-ordinated the rescue and provided support to a 20-year-old French man who had collapsed in the snow while walking from Lake Dobson to the Lake Seal lookout.

They made contact with Tasmania Police Search and Rescue and Ambulance Tasmania at about 3pm and the monitored the patient while waiting for the rescue helicopter to arrive. A team of volunteers later used a rescue sled to transport the man up to landing site on the ski fields from where he was flown to the Royal Hobart Hospital in a stable condition.

Read more about the rescue operation and see more photos on the Mt Mawson blog.


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