SWIFT RESCUE: SES crews ferry the injured woman to an awaiting ambulance after she suffered a fall on Coffs Harbour’s South Wall.
SWIFT RESCUE: SES crews ferry the injured woman to an awaiting ambulance after she suffered a fall on Coffs Harbour’s South Wall. Rob Wright

Woman injured after falling from the South Wall

A WOMAN suffered a suspected broken pelvis after she fell down the face of Coffs Harbour's South Wall this afternoon.

The incident happened as the woman, aged in her 50s, walked along the wall with a young boy.

In a considerable fall, the woman landed heavily on jagged rocks and was visibly in pain when emergency services were alerted.

It is understood passers-by heard the woman's cries for help just after 3pm and called 000.

Police officers comforted the young boy at the scene, who suffered shock during the ordeal.

Four Coffs Harbour State Emergency Service units responded and mounted a rescue.

The woman was latched into a stokes litter rescue basket and carried up onto the wall by SES volunteers where she was assessed by paramedics.

Ambulance media said the woman was taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus suffering hip and leg injuries and was reported to be in a serious but stable condition.

Her injury was later confirmed to be a pelvic fracture.

The woman suffered the fall in slippery conditions after an afternoon shower of rain.

She landed in a crevice on the ocean-side of the wall.

Emergency services feared for her safety as sizeable swell rose towards the high tide expected at 5pm.

The first responders were commended at the scene for their swift rescue efforts.



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