Helicopter rescue after Ormeau 4WD accident

Submitted: Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 07:35
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From ABC News Online Sun, 25 May 2003 6:31 AEST:

A man has broken both his legs while trying to winch a bogged four-wheel-drive out of a quarry near Ormeau, south of Brisbane.

He was plucked out of rugged bushland by a rescue helicopter last night.

The helicopter crew had to negotiate hilly terrain to reach the 24-year-old man, who had suffered two compound fractures to his legs.

The man is now in Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition.
Cheers,
Wazza
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Reply By: Andrew - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 09:22

Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 09:22
Ouch! I wonder what went wrong?
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Follow Up By: johnsy - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 09:38

Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 09:38
The press have half a story again !they were snatching out a vehicle and pulled the bull bar clean off the vehicle and that poor fellow was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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Follow Up By: johnsy - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 09:40

Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 09:40
Sorry rear bar not bullbar
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 09:49

Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 09:49
In any winching or snatch recovery situation every spectator or person not actively involved in the recovery should be at least 1 1\2 times the length of the pull away. Use only recognised recovery points and air brakes. Low speed is all that is required for a snatch recovery, too much speed with an 8 tonne snatch strap is an accident waiting to happen. One of the most potentuially dangerous aspects of 4WD Driving is the recovery situation. Be aware, be sensible, be careful. Cheers RobCairns Offroad Training & Tours
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Reply By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 13:01

Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 13:01
You can't always belive the news !

Johnsy is correct, it was from snatching. (on home video aswell)

Remember me saying if you don't have rated tow hooks i would refuse to help out ?

This is why, there is no exuse for this as it shouldn't of happend.

Kev.
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Follow Up By: Rusty - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 10:35

Monday, May 26, 2003 at 10:35
Just remember th press never let the truth get in the way of a good story

Regards
Rusty
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Reply By: johnsy - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 12:37

Monday, May 26, 2003 at 12:37
brains and monuments comes to mind.
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