Man airlifted after rock fall

Mt Brown lookout near York. Inset: the rescue helicopter.
Mt Brown lookout near York. Inset: the rescue helicopter.

The rescue helicopter was called out to the man as a precaution. It landed on Panmure Road about 3pm.

His injuries were not life-threatening and he was taken to Royal Perth Hospital.

York Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services firefighters and York Volunteer Emergency Services worked with St John Ambulance and police officers to help the man.

York police officer in charge Sergeant Mark Gubanyi said the incident should serve as a warning for people to be cautious around high points in the town, such as Mt Brown.

Sgt Gubanyi said people should always take extra care in these situations.

‘Stick to the constructed pathways where possible, stay behind the barrier and do not try to climb the rocks,’ Sgt Gubanyi said.

‘He was heading away from the barrier at the time when he lost his footing and fell. The man was very lucky that he wasn’t critically injured but he was airlifted out for precaution.’