Critically injured Uluru climber winched to safety

Published: June 13, 2015

An injured tourist has been winched to safety after he became trapped in an Uluru crevice.

Sky News reports that the 27-year-old slipped and fell into the deep crack after he veered off the path while walking down from the top of the rock on Thursday.

Although helicopter crew spotted the man stuck in a crevice during a fly-over, they had to leave him there overnight as it was too dangerous to attempt a night rescue..

Rescuers were yesterday able to climb the steep rock face to retrieve the critically injured man

He has been flown to Alice Springs hospital with multiple fractures and hypothermia.

Although there is no law strictly prohibiting climbers, the local Anangu people request visitors to not ascend Uluru.

A sign at the base reads: “Our traditional Law teaches us the proper way to behave. We ask you to respect our Law by not climbing Uluru.”

 

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