Kalbarri vollies rescue woman from national park after fishing lure injury to foot

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SES volunteers rescue the woman in Kalbarri national park.
Camera IconSES volunteers rescue the woman in Kalbarri national park. Credit: Supplied

State Emergency Services rescued a woman from the Kalbarri national park on Sunday after her foot was injured by a fishing lure.

Local manager Steve Cable said the woman was part of a group from Geraldton, believed to be a netball team, who had gone into the park for a walk when she stepped on the lure and it became embedded in her foot.

He said volunteers reached the woman about 1.30pm on Sunday after her companions called triple-0 and SES members, some of who had been training in another part of the park, were able to come to their aid and get the woman out within around an hour.

SES volunteers rescue the woman in Kalbarri national park.
Camera IconSES volunteers rescue the woman in Kalbarri national park. Credit: Supplied

“They went for a walk down the trail and went to go in and have a swim and one got badly hooked up on a fish lure in her foot,” Cable said.

“They (the hikers) did everything right, it was just unfortunate they stepped on a lure in the water and it incapacitated her.

“They (SES) dealt with her from an ambulance point of view and put her on a stretcher and carried her out.

“It was just a matter of assisting her or carrying her out to get her up into the ambulance.”

He said her injuries were not life threatening and the group were not in danger.

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services listed a rescue alert just after midday.

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