Woman rescued after falling off pipe at Lake Wallace | Emergency briefs

LAKE WALLACE: File image.
LAKE WALLACE: File image.

Emergency workers engaged in a two hour rescue at Lake Wallace when a woman fell from a pipe that runs over the lake on Friday, April 6. 

An ambulance officer estimated the 32-year-old woman fell around six metres onto ground, and then into the water on the power station side of the lake. 

The woman’s partner managed to pull her out of the lake onto an embankment, after which emergency services arrived at 5pm. 

“She could have been in the water for quite along time,” the ambulance officer said. 

Moving the injured woman from the embankment proved to be a challenge.

“She was in a  difficult place to get her out of and we had to organise resources to get her out of there.”

A helicopter was called, although the officer said the woman was choppered to Westmead Hospital “as a precautionary measure”. 

“She wasn’t knocked out or anything. She had a broken leg and that was pretty much it.” 

Hiker sustains exposure injuries on Pierces Pass 

It was a very long day for a hiker walking near Lithgow on Monday. 

A 68-year-old man from Frenchs Forest was taken to Lithgow Hospital with exposure related injuries after spending more than 12 hours in bush land near Lithgow. 

The man began a hike into the Grose Valley on the morning of April 9 on the Pierces Pass walking track, which starts near the Mt Wilson turn off on the Bells Line Road. 

Ambulance services responded to a call from the man at 7pm that night saying was unable to walk back. 

Ambulance officers walked the man out of the bush and took him to hospital. He arrived at Lithgow Hospital at 11.15pm in a stable condition.