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Woman injured in the surf at Rainbow Beach

A woman in her 60s has been airlifted by an RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter after sustaining suspected spinal injuries while swimming at Rainbow Beach.

The woman, visiting from Gympie, was swimming in the surf when she was dumped by a wave.

The patient received initial treatment at the scene from local life savers and QAS paramedics.

The Sunshine Coast based RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter landed on a near-by sports oval where the patient was transported by road ambulance.

She was flown to Nambour General Hospital in a stable condition.