Woman rescued after slipping off cliff in Burleigh Heads

LATEST @ 5.05pm A woman has been hospitalised after falling 3m on Burleigh Headland this afternoon.

The 55 year old woman suffered shoulder and head injuries when she fell into a crevice off a rock face around 2.40pm, before being rescued around 4.45pm.

QFES worked alongside their technical rescue team to winch her out.


Queensland Ambulance Gold Coast Senior Operations Supervisor Paul Young says it was a tricky situation trying to reach the woman.

“It was a very, quite lengthy execution,” Mr Young says.

“Which is all done safely, because she was actually on the other side of the fence line.”

The woman had actually gone over the fence because she heard young people screaming on the rock wall and thought they needed help.

QAS say its a reminder for people to follow the rules and signage at Burleigh Heads.

“Just be mindful of your surroundings and if there’s a sign there that says don’t cross the fence,  please adhere to it because injuries do happen,” Mr Young says.

“The big rocks up here are rather big and odd angle, so anyone could have slipped quite easily on them.”

She has been transported to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

EARLIER @ 4.40pm A woman is injured and awaiting rescue after falling 3 metres off Burleigh Headland on the Gold Coast.

The woman in her 50s slipped around 2.40 this afternoon and is believed to be suffering from a shoulder injury.

Multiple QAS crews are on the scene, however, paramedics have not yet been able to assess her.

QFES are on the scene and are working to winch her out with their technical rescue team.

More to come.