Emergency helicopter rescues Adelaide woman after 10m fall while walking dog
The woman slipped and slid 10 meters down a steep embankment around 8:30 a.m.
Her cell phone fell out of range, leaving her stranded.
A passerby heard her call for help and alerted the emergency services, who came to the rescue.
About thirty rescuers took part in the rescue.
The ground was too slippery for them to get the woman out, so a helicopter was called.
The operation initially ran into problems due to fears that the branches of an overhanging tree would break off and fall near the woman.
The rescue took about two and a half hours.
People who hike the trail frequently said they weren’t surprised by the crash, saying it was known to be dangerous.
“The paths here are very narrow … quite steep and a bit uneven,” said one walker.
“A bad foot and you can easily slip,” said another walker.
Emergency services urge people walking on simple trails to be aware of their surroundings and always try to let others know where they will be in case something does happen.
The woman was taken to Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment for a wrist injury and dehydration.