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Stirling Range National Park: RAC helicopter to rescue man from Bluff Knoll after medical emergency

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A 49-year-old man will be winched from Bluff Knoll by the RAC rescue helicopter after suffering a medical incident while hiking.
Camera IconA 49-year-old man will be winched from Bluff Knoll by the RAC rescue helicopter after suffering a medical incident while hiking. Credit: The West Australian

UPDATED: A 49-year-old man has been taken to Albany Health Campus after he was winched from Bluff Knoll by the RAC rescue helicopter following a medical incident while hiking.

The man was about a third of the way up the peak in the Stirling Range National Park on Monday when he became out of breath and required medical assistance, however, he is uninjured.

A call reporting the incident was made to emergency services at about 11.18am on Monday.

Volunteers from the Gnowangerup and Albany SES have been sent to assist the man, and the RAC rescue helicopter was dispatched to extract him from the popular hiking location.

The helicopter arrived at Albany Airport at around 2pm and the man was taken by St John Ambulance to Albany Health Campus where he remained in a stable condition.

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The Stirling Range National Park is in the Shire of Gnowangerup, and is about an hour’s drive northeast of Albany.

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