CFA rescue parachuter from tree in Ghin Ghin

Firefighters worked alongside police, paramedics and SES to free a male who found himself stuck 20 metres above the ground in the canopy of a large tree in Ghin Ghin on Sunday afternoon.

CFA rescue parachuter from tree in Ghin Ghin

Crews were called to the parachute accident at 7.30pm on Sunday, 8 December, after the man had already been stuck for around three hours.

Two High Angle Technicians, including one from SES and another from CFA, also responded to assist in the rescue operation.

Homewood Brigade Captain Tom O’Dwyer said the male was found standing upright on a branch below where his parachute was stuck.

“Technical rescue specialists arrived on scene, so crews hooked up some ropes and a trained member climbed up to release the man,” Mr O’Dwyer said.

“Once everything was set up, the rescue operation took around 20 minutes.

“Everyone, from police to SES and CFA, all worked very well together to devise a rescue plan.”

The incident was listed as under control at 10.42pm when the man was released and handed over to Ambulance Victoria.

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