LifeFlight airlifts man who fell 10 metres down mountain

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew has flown a man to hospital after he fell 10 metres down a mountain, in the Southern Downs.

It’s believed the man, who is aged in his fifties, had been hiking with family, when he fell down a rock face.

The rescue chopper flew to the scene just before 11am (Saturday, 9th July) and landed at the foot of the mountain.

The aeromedical crew met with local Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics, Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) personnel and the State Emergency Service (SES), who were able to make their way up the mountain to reach the patient and carry him out by stretcher. 

The patient was treated for head, shoulder and possible pelvic injuries.

He was loaded into the rescue chopper and airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition.