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By Kath Gannaway and Peter Douglas

Seven people have been transported to hospital after a hot air balloon landed heavily in Dixon’s Creek this morning.
Their injuries range from back, neck and ankle injuries, according to Ambulance Victoria.
The seven were a group of 16 people who were assessed at the scene after the Go Wild balloon made an unexpected landing at Bleases Lane, near a construction site, at Dixons Creek at 7am.
Local CFA, ambulance and police from Mooroolbark attended the scene.
After the patients were transported from the scene, police investigators have been observed inspecting the site.
Ambulance Victoria has released details of the injured, as follows:
*A woman in her 60s has been taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with abdominal and back injuries;
*A man in his 60s has been taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with back, neck and ankle injuries;
*A man in his 70s has been taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with back injuries;
*A woman in her 50s has been taken to Maroondah Hospital with back injuries;
*A woman in her 60s has been taken to Box Hill Hospital with suspected ankle fractures;
*A man in his 20s has been taken to Box Hill Hospital with back injuries;
*A woman in her 50s has been taken to Maroondah Hospital with back and ankle injuries.
 

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