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Injured hiker winched from Table Top Mountain

The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew has performed multiple winches today, in an operation to retrieve a hiker, injured on Table Top Mountain.

It's believed the woman tripped and suffered a broken bone, during a hike this morning. (Sun 26th)

The rescue helicopter was sent to the mountain around 9.30am.

The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Flight Paramedic was winched down first, before a stretcher was also carefully lowered to the ground.

The QAS Flight Paramedic assessed the patient, while the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor hiked to the location.

The medical team decided the woman's injuries prevented her from walking, or being carried from the scene.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter returned and winched the doctor and patient into the chopper, then performed a final winch, to bring the Flight Paramedic aboard.

The patient was then transported to Toowoomba Hospital.