Press Release -

Woman hit by 100kg boulder airlifted by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter aeromedical team flew to the aid of a woman, hit by a falling boulder, in the Gympie region this evening. (Sat 5th)

She and her sister were climbing a steep hill on a private property, when the accident happened.

The sister, who was further ahead up the slope, dislodged a boulder that was estimated to weigh approximately 100kg.

It knocked the patient off her feet and rolled over her, causing serious injuries.

The woman, aged in her forties, was transported by the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) to a clear area on the property, where the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter landed just after 6.30pm. 

She was assessed and treated by the RACQ LifeFlight critical care doctor, before being airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, suffering a suspected fracture and possible chest injuries.

Her sister was transported by QAS to another hospital, suffering a suspected broken limb.