Kestrel has taken out this year’s EK Healy Cup and will go on to compete in the Australian Mines Rescue in Narrabri in October.
The team from the Rio Tinto operation outside Emerald came in ahead of Moranbah North, Broadmeadow and Grosvenor at the peak Queensland underground rescue competition at the Dysart Mines Rescue Station this month.
A mixed team (X-men), Ensham, North Goonyella and Grasstree completed the field.
“We are thrilled to have taken out the trophy this year especially given competition was fierce and this is the first time our team has competed together,” Rio Tinto EK Healy Cup team trainer Steve Bullough said.
“The team will go now on to compete in the Australian Mines Rescue competition to be held Narrabri in October against the best eight teams in the country. This is an outstanding achievement and we are all very proud.”