[Watch] Rescue operation after man falls from Selmun cliff

Man in critical condition after falling from cliffs near Selmun.

The victim being winched by AFM rescuers. Photo Ray Attard
The victim being winched by AFM rescuers. Photo Ray Attard

A man in his 40s from Birkirkara has been rushed to Mater Dei Hospital in critical condition after he fell from a height of about two storeys near Mistra Bay, limits of St Paul’s Bay.

At around 1.20pm Patrick Galea, a member of the Civil Protection Department, was off duty and was with his family on a boat nearby. As h heard that a man had fallen off the cliffs near Mistra Bay and was very close, he sailed to the spot and together with other bystanders gave the man first aid.

The AFM Alouette hilicopter arriving on the scene of the accident. Video by Ray Attard
Patrick Galea, off duty CPD member, and other civilians giving first aid to the victim. Video by Ray Attard

In few minutes the police, rescue members from the Xemxija Fire Station, led by James Newell, and an ambulance accompanied by Dr Michael Spiteri and a nurse where on the scene of the accident.

Photo Ray Attard
Photo Ray Attard
Photo Ray Attard
Photo Ray Attard
Photo Ray Attard
Photo Ray Attard
Photo Ray Attard
Photo Ray Attard
Photo Ray Attard
Photo Ray Attard

The medical team continued to give the victim medical assistance but to bring him up where the ambulance was they called the AFM to help in this operation. An Alouette helicopter flew to the scene and the victim was winched to where the ambulance was. From there the man was rushed to Mater Dei Hospital and first information that maltatoday has been told, it seems the man suffered serious injuries and is in critical condition.

District Police are investigating this accident. 

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