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Man thanks fireys for saving him after falling off Brighton Pier

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21 Nov 2014
Fireys have been thanked for rescuing a man from Middle Brighton Pier.

Andrew took a nasty tumble at Middle Brighton Pier earlier this month requiring a swift response from all emergency services.

On 9 November at about 11.15am Andrew, in his 40s, fell down the rocky pier edge, injuring his ankle and making it impossible for him to walk for help. Luckily he had his mobile in his pocket!

MFB quickly dispatched a rescue unit, pumper, and FireBoat 1 to assist. Paramedics and Victoria Police also attended the scene.

Fireys discovered Andrew trapped almost five metres down the rocky embankment on the edge of the water, with a badly broken ankle.

MFB rescue operators extricated Andrew from the rocks where paramedics treated him and transported him to hospital where he was fitted with a cast.

Andrew reached out to us today to say thanks for all the hard work by the crews who came to his aid.

“A big thank you to the fantastic blokes from Ambulance Victoria, MFB and Victoria Police for rescuing me, stabilizing me and getting me to the Alfred Trauma Centre after my fall on the rocks,” he said.

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