Paraglider rescued off cliff face
The RACQ CareFlight Rescue Sunshine Coast helicopter was tasked to the cliffs of Carlo Sand Blow near Rainbow Beach Saturday afternoon where a paraglider had crashed into the cliff and was caught on a small ledge 30 metres above the beach.
The QFRS secured the injured paraglider with ropes from the top of the cliff before the helicopter crew winched the QAS Intensive Care Flight Paramedic down to the patient.
Once with the paraglider, he was treated for serious leg and chest injuries.
The 46 year old patient from Brisbane was winched into the aircraft and was flown to Nambour Hospital in a stable condition.