Injured boy winched from Tabletop Mountain

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Helicopter has winched an injured young boy from Toowoomba’s Tabletop Mountain.

The 10 year old, from Toowoomba, was walking on a track with friends just before midday when he slipped, falling nearly 10 metres and injuring his shoulder. He also suffered cuts and bruises.

The helicopter landed on the top of the mountain, dropping off a LifeFlight Critical Care Doctor and a Queensland Ambulance Service Paramedic, who then walked about 200 metres to where the boy was located.

The QAS had arrived earlier and were providing assistance to the boy by the time the LifeFlight crew arrived on the scene.

He was given pain relief but was unable to walk out. The decision was made to winch him and the LifeFlight doctor from the side of the mountain using a rescue basket.

He was then flown to the Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition.

Soon after the crew returned to base they were tasked on another mission, to transfer a patient from Murgon to Toowoomba Hospital.