Rescue efforts to retrieve woman

The woman is believed to have slipped four metres down the embankment.

By Mitchell Clarke

A delicate high angle rescue was required to retrieve a woman who slipped down an embankment in Pakenham.

Emergency services were called to Toomuc Reserve, near the Pakenham Football Oval, just after 11am on Wednesday 8 July.

A woman, believed to be in her 50s, slipped approximately four metres down an embankment at the Toomuc Creek.

Seven Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) appliances – from Pakenham and Ringwood, along with the high angle rescue unit from Richmond, were called to the scene.

CFA and SES crews were also required to assist in the complex rescue.

The woman was brought to safety after about two hours and was assessed by waiting paramedics, however didn’t need to be transported to hospital.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are not yet fully known.

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