The round-up

Emerald SES assisted at an incident at the 1000 steps.

1000 steps call-out

Emerald and Knox SES crews helped a woman with health concerns at the 1000 Steps on Saturday 17 August.

The woman was reportedly fainting and Emerald SES volunteers carried her down the steps in a stretcher.

“A big thanks to SES Knox Unit for assisting us along with Ambulance Victoria and Parks Victoria,” the unit said on Facebook.

“We carried out a middle age woman with health concerns down to the awaiting ambulance.

“Thanks to the walkers for following directions and assisting emergency crews.”

An ambulance attended and treated a woman in her sixties with a medical issue and transported her to the Angliss Hospital in a stable condition.

Missing teen

Police are appealing for public help to find teenager Ryan Lynch.

The 16-year-old was last seen in Nunawading on 14 August.

He is described as 186 centimetres tall with a thin build and brown hair and was wearing a jacket, pants, runners and possibly a white cap.

Ryan is known to frequent the Eastland Shopping Centre, Croydon skate park, and Upper Ferntree Gully and Ringwood skate parks.

Police and family have concerns for his welfare due to his age.

Anyone who sees Ryan should call Forest Hill Police Station on 8847 3600.

Illegal rubbish dumping

Olinda police are urging residents to report littering and illegal rubbish dumping.

Olinda Sergeant Andrew Herdman said they had seen an increase in rubbish being dumped along Mount Dandenong Tourist Road and Mountain Highway.

“Parks (Victoria) and police are working together to implement strategies to catch offenders illegally dumping rubbish,” he said.

“If anyone sees any suspicious vehicles parked on the side of road, note the registration and notify police if they notice dumping.”

Anyone caught dumping can face fines of between $289 and $8662.

Instances of illegal dumping or other pollution should be reported to the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) 24-hour pollution hotline on 1300 372 842 or Yarra Ranges Council on 1300 368 333.

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