Dramatic rescue staged at Mannum Waterfalls

Plus four people are recovering after two vehicle rollovers at Jervois and Tepko.

A helicopter has been used to rescue a man from Mannum Waterfalls over the weekend.

The 34-year-old slipped and fell about 20 metres at the upper end of the waterfalls on Sunday afternoon.

His injuries were not life-threatening, but it took paramedics, firefighters, police and State Emergency Service volunteers a short while to reach and stabilise him.

Eventually a Medstar helicopter was called in to lift him to safety using a winch.

He was flown to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for treatment.

Five hurt in vehicle rollovers

Meanwhile, five people are recovering after three separate vehicle rollovers on Murraylands roads during the past week.

A 25-year-old Murray Bridge man was airlifted to hospital after crashing his Mitsubishi Triton ute into a paddock at Jervois on Thursday morning.

CFS and SES volunteers freed him from the wreckage after being called to the scene on Jervois Road just before 7.45am.

On Saturday, two young children and their mother were injured when their car rolled on Reedy Creek Road at Tepko.

The 26-year-old mother and her one-year-old daughter both received only minor injuries and were taken to the Murray Bridge hospital for treatment.

However, her three-year-old son suffered several broken bones and had to be airlifted to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide.

Finally, a 35-year-old man was trapped for several hours after his van rolled on the Old Princes Highway at Monarto South late on Monday night.

He was airlifted to the Flinders Medical Centre with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are investigating each of the crashes.


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