Warrnambool ambulance and SES members help free girl from rocks at Point Ritchie

Rescued: A teenager was taken to hospital after her leg was wedged in rocks at Warrnambool's Point Ritchie.
Rescued: A teenager was taken to hospital after her leg was wedged in rocks at Warrnambool's Point Ritchie.

A teenage girl had to be freed after becoming trapped between rocks at Warrnambool’s Point Ritchie on Thursday night.

Emergency services were called to rescue the girl whose leg was stuck between rocks at the popular spot near the Hopkins River mouth just after 9pm.

Warrnambool SES spokesman Adam Jones said paramedics freed the girl’s leg before SES volunteers carried her to a waiting ambulance.

She was taken to Warrnambool Base Hospital.

“With the nicer weather upon us, tonight’s incident serves as a timely reminder for people to take care in unfamiliar environments especially in the failing light and the hazards this can present,” Mr Jones said.

He said 12 SES volunteers joined ambulance and police at the scene.