Woman left fighting for her life after ladder fall

A woman is fighting for her life in the Gold Coast University Hospital after falling off a ladder near Byron Bay.

The 68-year-old woman suffered a severe head injury after falling about two metres from a ladder at her home in Ocean Shores on Tuesday morning.

She was treated by paramedics at the scene before the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter arrived.


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The medical team on board worked with paramedics to stabilise the woman before airlifting her directly to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

She remains there this afternoon in a critical condition.