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.


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.