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Mt Barney winch rescue

RACQ CareFlight Rescue was tasked to Mt Barney Sunday afternoon where a male had fallen ill whilst camping with friends.

The group alerted emergency services and gave an exact location where the campers were.

Once on scene, CareFlight's crewman winched the flight paramedic to the site.

On the ground, CareFlight's paramedic accessed the patient’s condition and decided he needed to be winched back into the aircraft and transported to hospital.

RACQ CareFlight Rescue Aircrewman Richard Mitchell explained, “It was an easy extraction of about 25 metres.”

The 27-year-old patient from Ipswich was airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition for further observations.