SES rescues teen at Bridgewater
PORTLAND emergency services have helped rescue a high-school aged boy from Melbourne after he suffered a medical condition at Cape Bridgewater on Monday afternoon.
Portland SES unit controller Bernie Stiles said volunteers were called out to Bridgewater just after 3pm to assist with the rescue.
“Seven volunteers were called out to assist paramedics with the rescue near the boatshed on the seal cave walking track,” Mrs Stiles said.
“We took the Argo (eight-wheel rescue vehicle) out to Bridgewater, but we couldn’t take it the whole way due to the difficult terrain,” Mrs Stiles said.
“So we used our new mule litter wheel, which makes manual handling much easier.”
The wheel is an all-terrain wheel designed to easily transport people on stretchers through narrow trails.
The Portland SES bought the device using a donation from Qube earlier this year.
“Paramedics were with the boy the entire time and he appeared quite comfortable in their hands.”
The boy was transported to Portland District Health in a stable condition.