Woman airlifted after falling 70m down Gold Coast cliff face

LATEST @ 1.15 PM | A WOMAN has been airlifted to hospital after falling around 70 metres down an embankment at Wongawallan.

It’s understood the woman, aged in her 20s, was involved in a serious car accident on Tamborine Oxenford Road around 7.30am this morning.

The vehicle lost control and rolled several times, with police, fire officers and paramedics all rushing to the scene.


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A few hours later, around 9.45am, emergency crews heard a woman screaming for help down an embankment.

The rescue helicopter was called in to help with the delicate rescue operation, which saw a critical care paramedic winched down to the woman.

The woman has since been flown to Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital suffering head, chest and arm injuries.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson confirmed the woman was airlifted in a stable condition.

EARLIER @ 11.00 AM | A rescue operation is underway on the Gold Coast this morning, with reports a woman is stuck down a cliff face.

Fire crews are on the scene along Tamborine Oxenford Road in Wongawallan, where the woman has reportedly been stuck for a couple of hours.

There are reports the woman was fleeing the scene of a car crash which happened around 7.00 am before she then tumbled 70 metres down a steep rock face.

Police are looking into whether the incidents are linked.

Emergency services remain on the scene, while the rescue helicopter is also circling.

The operation was still happening at the time of writing.

More to come.

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