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Dirt bike rider winched rescued by CareFlight

The Sunshine Coast RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter has successfully performed the winch rescue of an injured dirt bike rider at Charlie Moreland Park in the Imbil State Forest this afternoon.

It is believed that the 31-year-old Sunshine Coast man was riding with a group of friends when he fell from his bike while riding up a steep incline. He suffered a suspected broken leg as a result of the accident.

Due to boggy conditions caused by recent rain, road ambulances were unable to reach the man.

As a result, the Maroochydore-based helicopter was tasked to the scene shortly before midday.

The CareFlight crew were able to winch a doctor down the man, who stabilised the patient, before both were winched back into the helicopter.

The man was flown to the Nambour General Hospital in a stable condition.