• Short Summary

    Sydney (Australia) police and ambulance men, in a dramatic race against rising seas, rescued an injured fisherman from the rocks at the base of a cliff at Kurnell.

  • Description

    1.
    Top L.S. Looking down over cliff at posts on rock ledge.
    3 ft

    2.
    M.S. Wave over rock with group in background.
    5 1/2 ft

    3.
    L.S. Truck of rescue squad drives on top of cliff.
    7 1/2 ft

    4.
    L.S. Girl sitting on edge of cliff looking at sea.
    9 ft

    5.
    L.S. Police cliff men raise gear at cliff edge.
    11 ft

    6.
    L.S. Police assembling cliff gear.
    12 1/2 ft

    7.
    M.S. Foaming wave against rock.
    16 ft

    8.
    Low L.S. Sgt.Harry Ware coming over cliff in stretcher at end of rope.
    18 1/2 ft

    9.
    Closer shot Of Sgt.Harry Ware coming down on rope.
    21 ft

    10.
    Top M.S. Ambulance men on rock.
    22 ft

    11.
    Top M.S. Old man lying on rock in blanket.
    24 ft

    12.
    Top M.S. Ware landing on rock ledge.
    27 ft

    13.
    Top M.S. Ambulance men and others lift stretcher on rock.
    29 ft

    14.
    M.S. Foaming sea.
    32 ft

    15.
    Top M.S. Rescuers carrying stretcher and man too and past camera.
    36 ft

    16.
    M.S. Wave crashing over rock.
    37 ft

    17.
    C.U. Man hauling pulley and rope.
    38 1/2 ft

    18.
    Top L.S. Rescuers fix stretcher to rope.
    43 ft

    19.
    M.S. Wave over rock.
    44 1/2 ft

    20.
    Top M.S. Ware putting belt around his waist.
    45 1/2 ft

    21.
    Low L.S. up cliff face -- man at top leans over steadying rope.
    47 ft

    22.
    Low M.S. Ware and stretcher going up cliff face on rope.
    50 ft

    23.
    Top M.S. Other ambulance men carrying empty stretcher forward
    51 1/2 ft

    24.
    Top L.S. Looking down jagged cliff face at sea and rocks.
    54 1/2 ft

    25.
    M.S. Two uniformed police and ambulance men carry stretcher and and patient to camera.
    56 1/2 ft

    26.
    M.S. Boy steps up to rock along cliff carrying fishing gear.
    58 ft

    27.
    Top M.S. Old patient on ground--some mops his brow and he talks he is holding a cigarette.
    60 ft

    28.
    M.S. Rescuers and patient past camera over undergrowth.
    63 ft

    29.
    Front M.S. Ambulance pulls up.
    65 ft

    30.
    M.S. Rear ambulance door closed.
    66 1/2 ft

    31.
    M.S.Side View Ambulance-away from camera.
    71 1/2 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Sydney (Australia) police and ambulance men, in a dramatic race against rising seas, rescued an injured fisherman from the rocks at the base of a cliff at Kurnell.

    The fisherman, Frank Grant, aged 73, sustained a broken leg when a freak gave wave smashed against the cliff. While the injured of a police rescue squad, ambulance men made a hazardous descent of the cliff face.

    Foaming breakers dashed against the rocks as Seargent Harry Ware, strapped to a stretcher, began the descent to the trapped man.

    People at the top of the cliff waited anxiously as the ambulance men raised the stretcher, and the tide closed in rapidly. Mr Grant told the party that his foot had been wedged in a rock crevice as the huge waved had pounded him.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAK09PM80DOV3XL15OMEFAZWHW
    Media URN:
    VLVAAK09PM80DOV3XL15OMEFAZWHW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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