A teenager rescued from a waterfall
Quote:Rescuers first tried to reach him by helicopter, but the rock overhanging the shelf prevented them from dropping straight down. Instead, a helicopter crew dropped two rescuers 200 metres below him.
The rescuers climbed above the rock overhang, and then worked as a team - one rappelling down, the other belaying.
As one rescuer rappelled down, he tried to swing under the overhang but his rope, rubbing against the rock, snapped and he plunged into the whitewater.
Only his secondary rope saved him from going over the big falls, and he made it to shore with minor injuries.