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Female teen mountain biker airlifted from Parklands Forest

A teenage mountain bike rider has been winched to safety by the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter following a crash in the Parklands State Forest west of Bli Bli this morning.

The woman, an experienced cyclist, was riding with friends through the forest track when she came off the bike suffering a suspected pelvic and hip injury. CareFlight’s Doctor and Paramedic initially responded to the scene via road to assist local Queensland Ambulance Service Paramedics on-scene.

Once assessed, it was determined the patient needed to be urgently extracted and the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was called in to perform a winch rescue.

The woman, from Ninderry, was loaded into a stretcher and winched up into the aircraft, accompanied up the wire by the Flight Paramedic. She was then flown to Nambour General Hospital for further treatment, travelling in a stable condition.