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Woman Rescued After Cliff Fall While Taking Photos In Phillip Island

A woman in her 20s has been rescued after falling down a cliff while taking photos at Cape Woolamai in Phillip Island. 

An air ambulance was dispatched to the scene to winch the women to safety.

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She suffered from back and upper body injuries, including multiple fractures, and was transferred to Melbourne’s Alfred hospital in stable condition.

According to Victoria Police, the incident took place on a Sunday afternoon, and rescue crews worked diligently to ensure the woman’s safety.

Bass Coast acting police inspector Dave Fyfe emphasised the need for caution, stating that “physics doesn’t come with a selfie clause, and gravity’s a one-way trip.” 

“She walked off the walking trail and unfortunately she’s taken a tumble down the cliff face,” Mr Fyfe said.

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“So where there’s tracks, stick to tracks, especially those people who might be visiting this area,” he said.

“I don’t mean to make light of what happened to her,” he said. “I’m certainly hoping the lady makes a full recovery.”

While he wished for the woman’s full recovery, he underscored the importance of being careful in outdoor settings, especially as warmer weather approaches.

Phillip Island is a renowned tourist destination, famous for its penguin colony. However, this incident occurred on the island’s other side, away from the popular penguin parade. 

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