Injured hiker winched off Toowoomba mountain

Toowoomba's RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has winched a woman off a mountain this afternoon, after she was injured while hiking.

The rescue chopper was called to the scene, in the Toowoomba region, just before 3:30pm.

It's believed the woman was on her way down the mountain track, after making it to the summit, when she slipped and injured her left ankle.

A Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Flight Paramedic was initially winched down to the woman, aged in her forties.

The chopper was able to land on the top of the mountain, while the patient was being assessed.

The woman was stabilised and winched back up to the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue chopper, before being flown to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition.