Girl Falls From 12m Cliff in Dugi Rat, Suffers Severe Injuries

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On Sunday 8th October 2017, a 12-year-old girl fell from a 12 metre cliff in Dugi Rat, she has suffered severe injuries. HGSS tell of the accident.

On Sunday 8th October 2017 at 16:48, 112 received a call that someone had fallen from a cliff in Dugi Rat and was seriously injured. The exact location of the accident was Duce – Dugi Rat, above the village of Ledin. The centre then reported the incident to the Emergency Help HGSS, police and the DVD Dugi Rat Unit.

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At 18:18, HGSS reported that the girl was handed over to the Omiš Emergency Team with serious injuries and was transferred to ER in Split. The intervention involved 15 members from HGSS, 6 firefighters from DVD Dugi Rat and one vehicle.

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Frane Bebić, head of HGSS Split described the rescue to Dalmacija Danas:

“What we’re talking about here is a barrier that’s very unstable, [the barrier] is 12 metres high. It was a younger group of mountaineers. The girl is only 12 years-old. They descended from Poljička mountain and came to the barrier that was the last before the settlement. The girl tried to descend by herself but that was the wrong decision. It is such terrain where there is nothing to hold onto. After that, she fell 12 metres to uneven ground. What we have seen indicates injuries to the head, jaws, chest and legs.”


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Frane Bebić then wanted to send a message to the parents of children of mountaineers:

“Parents, if you are going to take children into the mountains, you need to monitor the children, where they’re moving and you need to convey the dangers of the mountains to them. Mountaineering schools are ‘sacred’ for education and the prevention of such accidents.”

There are no further reports as to the condition of the young girl but Bebić’s words ring very true, if anyone plans on heading into the mountains, particularly children, education and safety are an absolute priority to prevent such accidents that could otherwise be avoided.

Translated from Dalmacija Danas.


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