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Trail bike rider winched from forest

An injured trail bike rider has been winched to safety by the Sunshine Coast crew of RACQ CareFlight Rescue.

The 52 year old was riding through a heavily forested area at Mt Mee when he lost control and crashed this morning.

RACQ CareFlight flew to the scene and winched its critical care Doctor and Intensive Care Paramedic down to the Brisbane man.

He was treated for an upper leg fracture and possible spinal injuries before being strapped into a stretcher and winched on board the helicopter.

The man was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in a stable condition.