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Bush walker winched from mountain after 15 metre fall

The Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked just before 1pm this afternoon to reports of a bush walker who had fallen roughly 15 metres from a mountain south of Biggenden.

A woman, aged in her twenties, was returning from the summit when the accident occurred. It's believed she slid down a steep gully, her family who were with her at the time raised the alarm.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter winched the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Flight Critical Care Paramedic and LifeFlight Critical Care Doctor to the scene where they treated her injuries, which remarkably were not significant considering the area where she fell . After stabilising the patient she was then stretcher winched into the helicopter and airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

The 2017-2018 financial year was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,452 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

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