Man falls to death in helicopter winch rescue in Victoria

THREE of five Victorian rescue helicopters have been cleared to return to service after a man fell 30m to his death while being airlifted for a broken ankle.

The man was injured while bushwalking at Macs Cover, north of Melbourne, about 10.30am on Saturday.

Due to the difficulty in retrieving the man, he was to be airlifted to hospital.

The Age reported the man fell from the helicopter as he reached the door.

Ambulance Victoria chief executive Greg Sassella said there had been no malfunction with the winch.

Winching operations will now be investigated by charter company Australian Helicopters and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.



Sea Scouts to honour returned Vietnam veterans

Sea Scouts to honour returned Vietnam veterans

A dinner will be hosted by the Sea Scouts for war veterans

RSL secretary feels sense of worth at Anzac service

RSL secretary feels sense of worth at Anzac service

Tiaro's best turnout

Proud former navy officer leads ex-servicewomen in march

Proud former navy officer leads ex-servicewomen in march

Maureen Westhead joined the navy at age 18 in the 1960s.

Local Partners