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Rescue Stories

Injured Climber Rescued from Federations Peak

February 27, 2017

Stranded with a badly broken leg on steep, rocky terrain in the middle of a dangerous mountain descent in deteriorating weather, Ed Bastick was in a potentially life-threatening situation.

Snake Bite at Arthurs Plains

June 6, 2016

The Western Arthurs offer some of the most spectacular - and challenging - bushwalking in Australia. Nestled in the South West Tasmanian wilderness, the Western Arthurs may only stretch for 15km, but they certainly pack a punch.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew are Tassie’s flying angels

December 8, 2015

In February this year, a woman suffered unimaginable injuries in a horrific car crash. So severe were these injuries that, if not for the quick actions and expertise of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew, she would have died and never watched her five children grow up.

Josephine O'Brien, rescued from the Overland Track

November 9, 2015

I have nothing but praise and admiration for the professionalism, persistence, care and dedication of the teams. A professional group of individuals who, without hesitation, respond to calls for assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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