Emergency services free trapped man in Hillarys Boat Harbour

Emergency services staff trying to free the man at Hillarys Boat Harbour. Picture: Cassidy Mosconi, 6PR.
Emergency services staff trying to free the man at Hillarys Boat Harbour. Picture: Cassidy Mosconi, 6PR.

FIRE and emergency service crews have rescued a fisherman trapped on rocks at Hillarys Boat Harbour for more than an hour.

A St John Ambulance spokeswoman said the man was in his early 20s and that his “foot was stuck in rocks” for about an hour before being taken to Royal Perth Hospital.

6PR is reporting he could have a serious ankle injury and that it took eight firemen and two crews to get him out of a hole in the rocks on the breakwater.

“It was a very intricate and delicate situation because of the location up on the rocks at Hillarys behind AQWA,” reporter Cassidy Mosconi said.

“The firies didn’t quite confirm the extent of his injuries. They did say they are serious, a potential broken ankle and the man was complaining of back pain as they were lifting him up into the ambulance.”

It is believed he was fishing when he stepped into a hole and fell.

“He was the one who called the ambulance and the whole operation took about an hour,” Ms Mosconi said.

“The man was believed to weigh about 110kg and firemen were trying to keep themselves safe on the rocks during the entire operation.”