UPDATE, 2.32pm: Emergency service personnel walked a seriously injured man just under a kilometre to a road ambulance after he fell about 60 metres off a cliff in the Lerderderg State Park.
A CFA spokesperson said the road ambulance took the man to an air ambulance helicopter stationed at a football oval, which would convey the man to Royal Melbourne Hospital.
They said the man was rope rescued up the cliff and walked to O'Briens Road.
Exclusive vision: This is the moment a mammoth 4 hr rescue operation came to an end in the Lerderberg State Park near Blackwood. A mountain biker in his 50's somehow survived a 60m cliff fall. See it tonight 6pm only on @9NewsWesternVICpic.twitter.com/eGqQu8kdCM— Joseph Ogilvie (@jogilvie17) March 11, 2019
The man was believed to have been undertaking in recreational activity on Ambler Lane Track when he fell, according to the CFA spokesperson.
Six CFA vehicles responded, including two from Ballarat, two from Ballan and two from Blackwood.
More to come.
EARLIER: Emergency services are preparing a man to be airlifted to hospital after a rescue at the Lerderderg State Park.
The man, aged in his 40s, is believed to have fallen down a cliff edge at the Lerderderg Gorge near Ambler Lane Track about 10.20am today.
A CFA spokesperson said the man was taken from the gorge to higher ground about 12.15pm, to enable paramedics to get to him.
But the helicopter was unable to reach, so the spokesperson said the patient was likely to be stretchered to a more accessible area.
An Ambulance Victoria spokesperson said the man was in a stable condition with non-life threatening injuries to his head and shoulders.
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