Posted September 20, 2018 08:51:09 You might not know it, but you’re at risk of drowning in a cascading waterfall at your local park.
If you’re standing on the banks of a waterfall, you might feel a slight tingling sensation and think you’ve just been hit by a lightning bolt.
But it could be anything from a flash of light to a strong rumble, which can feel like you’ve been struck by a hammer.
In the past, you could get a quick shock by stepping off the edge of a large cliff, but now you need to be careful as it can be hard to see the ground below.
It can also happen if you step off a cliff and look down to find yourself in a small river, and your toes get caught on rocks or the edge.
When you step out of the water, you can be taken to hospital for treatment.
If the falls you’re experiencing are on top of one another, you may find yourself surrounded by other people.
This is when you need your headlamp to be on, to help you find your way out of a situation.
The Falls at Mt Tumblewood, in Victoria’s north-west, have been at the centre of a number of drownings and injuries over the years.
But there is one big difference in the way they were built.
They are now completely closed to the public, except for a small number of people visiting the area.
Dr Sarah Pomeroy, a park ranger who has been on duty at Mt Tamburra since 2010, said there had been a significant number of falls on the mountain during the summer months.
“People have been in the water for days, sometimes weeks, or months,” Dr PomerOY said.
“They have got the same level of adrenaline that they would have at a pool.”
But it’s not always the case that people are getting injured.
She said people often don’t notice the falls until they’re submerged. “
There’s always going to be a lot of people out there who don’t know that they’re there and they’re not going to know if they’re in the wrong place or the right place, so it’s a very slippery slope,” Dr Jody Wollaston said.
She said people often don’t notice the falls until they’re submerged.
“Sometimes, people have got their headlamps on and they look down, and you’re like ‘whoa!’ and then you’re gone.”
While most people have noticed the falls, some people are still unaware that they are in danger.
Dr Wollington said if you were on the beach, you would see people jumping off the cliff in the distance, but it was often people who were in the area who were making the initial assessment.
“If they were in a high place, they would be jumping out and it’s just a matter of them not looking back and seeing they’ve fallen off,” Dr Wellington said.
It’s not just people who have been injured, either.
“We’ve had people walking around in front of us, saying ‘oh, there’s a water fall’ but then they’re looking down and seeing no one,” she said.
A number of other people have also reported seeing water in the falls.
Dr Pomeroy said while it was common to see people in the waters, it was rare to see someone in the waterfall.
“The last one that we saw was in 2006, so there are people that are still swimming around in it,” she added.
The National Park Service is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the incidents and is appealing for anyone who has experienced an incident to come forward.
“Anyone who has any information is asked to contact the park ranger’s office or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000,” the agency said.
The Great Falls at Loponga, in Western Australia, is one of the biggest falls in Australia.
It is situated on the edge from Perth to Darwin.
“Loponga is one waterfall that is always a concern because it’s an incredibly slippery water,” Dr Nana Gomara, a river navigator with the WA Department of Conservation, said.