CareFlight chopper airlifts third horse fall patient in three days

A WOMAN has been airlifted to hospital suffering suspected spinal injuries after falling from her horse on a property west of the Gold Coast this morning. (PICTURE: RACQ CareFlight Rescue)

The RACQ CareFlight Rescue Helicopter was called to the property at Boonah just before 11am this morning.

The woman in her 30s was believed to be riding on her own when she fell from her horse.


She was treated on scene by both the Queensland Ambulance Service and a CareFlight Doctor before being airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital where she remains in a stable condition.

It’s the third horse fall RACQ CareFlight Rescue has attended in the last three days.

On Saturday a woman in her 50s fell from her horse on a property at Mt Tamborine.

She also suffered suspected spinal injuries and was flown to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious condition.

Earlier that day a seven year old girl suffered a suspected fractured arm in the Wide Bay region.

She was airlifted by the Bundaberg based RACQ CareFlight Rescue crew from the Mundubbera Hospital to Bundaberg Base Hospital.