Injured bush walker winched from hinterland track
The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has winched a woman from a walking track, in the Gold Coast hinterland on Saturday afternoon.
The chopper was called to the area, near Springbrook, just after midday.
It’s believed the woman, aged in her thirties, slipped and injured her leg while hiking alone.
The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew said the woman was an experienced bush walker, and well-prepared for the hike.
Because of the remote location, the rescue crew decided to lower the flight paramedic down to the scene to assess the patient.
The woman was stabilised, before being winched up to the chopper, with the paramedic.
She was then airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.
2018 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,724 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.
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