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Woman winched from Mount Maroon

The Toowoomba-based RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter had a busy Saturday afternoon.

The crew was tasked to Mount Maroon to winch rescue a woman in her late fifties who fell around 20 metres whilst hiking.

The woman suffered chest injuries as well as a dislocated shoulder and deep abrasions as a result of the fall.

Ground-based rescue crews stretchered the woman from where she had fallen to a clearer location where she could be reached by helicopter. 

The RACQ CareFlight Rescue crew then winch the Intensive Care Flight Paramedic almost 20 metres down to the patient. 

She was accessed and stabilised on the side of the cliff before being winched aboard the aircraft with the paramedic, she was then taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital for further treatment.

Earlier the Toowoomba crew was tasked to nearby Mount Barney to search for two lost bush walkers that had gone hiking Friday.

Not long after arriving on scene to commence the search, rescue ground crews found the two hikers and drove them back to the command post.