Man rescued in Waroona bushland

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Briana FioreHarvey-Waroona Reporter
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Police Air Wing at the rescue in Waroona. Photo: Supplied.
Camera IconPolice Air Wing at the rescue in Waroona. Photo: Supplied.

A 33-year-old man was rescued by the Police Air Wing and officers from Waroona, Harvey and Yarloop in bushland near Waroona on Sunday morning.

The man had been running in the Nanga Brook area when he became disorientated and ran out of water.

He phoned 000 just before 11.30am.

The man was found in an area not accessible by vehicles or suitable for landing a helicopter.

He was lowered water and a message by police in the air before being met by police on the ground.

They conducted a medical assessment and concluded the man was not fit to make the 45 minute walk back to the police vehicle.

The man was then rescued via a winching operation by the police helicopter.

St John Ambulance met the helicopter crew at the Waroona oval and provided medical care.

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