A MELBOURNE man badly injured when he fell down a waterfall on Mount Buffalo looked like he had been in a car crash, police said as they told people to heed warning signs.
Bright police Leading Sen-Constable Scott Baldock said the 24-year-old from the Melbourne suburb of Kilsyth South was visiting Eurobin Falls with his father and brother on Saturday.
Sen-Constable Baldock said the trio were on a ledge between the upper and lower falls when the man fell and slid 40 metres into the lower falls at 2.45pm.
His right leg slid under a boulder three times the size of a car and he suffered a severe compound fracture to his upper leg.
“The injuries were like those in a motor vehicle accident,” Sen-Constable Baldock said.
“The bone was sticking right out.”
Sen-Constable Baldock said he lay in the 30 centimetre rock pool with his head above water while his father and brother went for help.
SES and CFA carried him to the Mount Buffalo Road where paramedics took him to the Porepunkah oval to be flown to The Alfred hospital in Melbourne with non life-threatening injuries.
It was the same spot where another man fell last month. He hit his head on the boulder, which knocked him unconscious.
Sen-Constable Baldock said there were warning signs at the ledge.
“The signs are put there for a good reason.”