60-year-old bush walker airlifted after rock fall

A 60-YEAR-OLD man who’d gone for an afternoon hike through Lamington National Park yesterday had to be airlifted to safety after his leg became wedged between rocks.

It’s understood the man was walking along a track at Elabana Falls when he fell around 1.30pm on Tuesday.

The RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was deployed to airlift the man to safety, but it wasn’t an easy task.


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Crews on the ground had to march through rugged terrain to reach the man who’d suffered a suspected fractured lower leg.

Paramedics, SES volunteers and park rangers were met by a RACQ CareFlight paramedic and doctor along the walking track.

Together they carefully transported the man to O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat where he was airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital.

PICTURES: RACQ CareFlight

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