Walker with twisted ankle falls 100m to death from air ambulance that tried to help him

Metro

A man who twisted his ankle during a walk has died after he fell out of the air ambulance that was ferrying him to safety.

The Australian bushwalker, who hasn’t been named, hurt his ankle near Mansfield, roughly 115 miles northeast of Melbourne.

He had been walking with friends when he fell down a gully and hurt himself.

He was then attended to by rescue workers and lynched into the ambulance, when being near to the helicopter’s door he slipped back out again.

‘The flight crew and the paramedic winched back down to the scene to attempt to resuscitate the patient but unfortunately he was beyond help,’ said Greg Sassella, chief executive of Ambulance Victoria.

‘This is devastating for the crew. They spend their whole lives putting themselves at risk for patients and in this instance something’s gone astray.’

Mr Sassella said that the team will now try and understand…

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