Woman suffers compound fracture in hang gliding accident

A WOMAN has suffered a nasty compound fracture in a hang gliding accident west of the Gold Coast.

Speaking to myGC, a Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said it was not immediately clear if the woman sustained the injuries while taking off or landing.

It happened on Beechmont Road at Beechmont about 10.30am on Sunday.


Three ambulance crews, including two specialist units were dispatched to the scene.

Paramedics had to wait for firefighters to arrive to help extricate the 40-year-old woman, who tumbled approximately 20m down steep hill.

Queensland Ambulance said the patient suffered lower leg injuries, including a compound fracture of the ankle.

The woman was alert, conscious and breathing when emergency services arrived and is in a stable condition.

It’s expected she will be transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Emergency services remain on the scene.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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