Injured woman winched out of hinterland by rescue helicopter

A WOMAN has been flown to hospital after being winched out the Gold Coast hinterland by a rescue helicopter.

It’s understood the woman was alone, trekking through Springbrook National Park when she slipped and injured her leg on a walking track shortly on Saturday.

The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to rescue the woman from deep within the national park shortly after midday.


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Due to the woman’s remote location, a LifeFlight paramedic was lowered down to the ground to assess her injuries.

SOURCE: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

The woman, aged in her 30s, was stabilised on the ground before before being winched up into the rescue chopper.

An LifeFlight spokesperson said the woman was an experienced bush walker and was well-prepared for the hike.

She was subsequently flown to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

SOURCE: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

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