RAC crews drop to rescue at Greenmount quarry

State Emergency Services and RAC rescue helicopter personnel helped rescue a man who fell into Boya Quarry.   Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au   d445953
State Emergency Services and RAC rescue helicopter personnel helped rescue a man who fell into Boya Quarry. Picture: Marie Nirme        www.communitypix.com.au d445953

THE RAC rescue helicopter joined the Department of Fire and Emergency Services on Monday to rescue a man injured after being stranded in a Greenmount quarry during a climb.

Scott Richardson (50) fell 10m at 11am while climbing with partner Meng Seet, and was stranded halfway down the cliff face at Boya Quarry.

The granite outcrop he fell from is a well-known practice area for rock climbers near Coulston and Hudman Roads in Greenmount.

Career Fire and Rescue Service firefighters and State Emergency Service volunteers used vertical rescue equipment to free him.

A helicopter took him to Royal Perth Hospital, where he was treated for a broken wrist and assessed for potential head and spine injuries.