Esky Alerts Rescuers

At approximately 5.30am on the morning of September 25, our crew searched for an activated EPIRB in the Stanage Bay area. After unsuccessfully searching for a number of hours the crew located a blue esky in the water which led them to locate two male patients and a washed up tinny on the rocks in the area. The men had been allegedly stuck on the rocks for several hours before being located.


The CapRescue crew performed an Aerial Retrieval Vest winch from the rocks where the on-board Critical Care Paramedic then treated both patients for cuts and abrasions. The crew landed in Stanage Bay to refuel before airlifting the patients to the Rockhampton Base Hospital, both in a stable condition.

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