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Teen girl winched from Hillarys rocks
Teen girl winched from Hillarys rocks

A police helicopter winched a teenage girl to safety last night after she became ill out on rocks in Hillarys.

The chopper was called in to help after an emergency call was received from the girl at 8.30pm about an urgent medical situation.

The 14-year-old said she felt dizzy and could not stand, according to police.

“St John Ambulance personnel attended along with officers from Hillarys police station and the Traffic Enforcement Group and they established the girl was about 500 to 600 metres out on the rocks on the western side of the marina,” a police spokesman said.

“It was decided the terrain was too dangerous to transport her back to the ambulance across the rocks, and a request was made for a police helicopter to attend and winch her to safety.”

A tactical flight officer was lowered on to the rocks and the girl was winched into the helicopter.

She was flown to a nearby carpark that had been closed off by attending police officers.

She was taken by ambulance to hospital to be “checked over”.

The West Australian

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