Emergency workers rescue Kiwi tourist after incident at Sliding Rocks

28 February 2018, 12:00AM

A Kiwi tourist who suffered as a result of an incident while enjoying the Papaseea Sliding Rocks on Tuesday is grateful to the Fire and Emergency Services Authority for their help.

The Search and Rescue team of F.E.S.A. was called the woman was stranded at the bottom, unable to get back.

“Yesterday, 27th Feb 2018, on Duty Shift from Faleata Station attended a call out regarding a New Zealand Tourist stranded on the river bank, after an incident she was involved in whilst sliding from the slippery rocks at Papaseea,” a statement from F.E.S.A. said. 

“The Kiwi tourist suffered from a twisted left ankle, and a broken left arm wrist as a result of the incident."

“The responding Crew offered treatment and secured her to the spinal long board and safely carried her on shoulder to the top, where the Ambulance stationed.”

The woman is reportedly recovering at the hospital.

Attempts are being made to get a comment from the hospital.

28 February 2018, 12:00AM

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