Vertical Rescue in Darwin

A 61-year-old man is recovering in Royal Darwin Hospital after falling from a cliff along the Esplanade this morning.

Around 9am, emergency services received a report that a man was injured at the base of the cliffs opposite Peel Street. Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services attended, along with members from St John Ambulance and Careflight.

The man was located conscious but injured. The difficult terrain required a vertical rescue, and by 11:30am the man had been lifted out and conveyed to Royal Darwin Hospital.

NTES Manager Northern Command Operations Mark Cunnington said “The terrain along the Esplanade is steep and highly vegetated. Multiple first response agencies working together enabled us to quickly and safely lift the man out and get him to medical professionals.

“The circumstances around how he fell are still under investigation.”

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