Woman airlifted after falling 20 metres at Mt Beerwah

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a woman to hospital after she fell from Mt Beerwah, this morning.

Just after 6am, the rescue crew were called to help a woman, who had fallen and slipped more than 20 metres down the mountain.

Friends, who had been walking with her, raised the alarm.

Once the helicopter was overhead the scene, the rescue crew winched down the LifeFlight Critical Care Doctor and a Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Flight Paramedic.

The aeromedical team, along with QAS paramedics on the ground, treated the woman for head, chest and leg injuries.

Due to the inaccessible terrain, it was decided the patient would be strapped into a stretcher and winched off the mountain, with an aeromedical crew member.

She was then flown to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, in a stable condition.