Seriously injured woman airlifted after falling from horse

The Sunshine Coast LifeFlight helicopter crew has flown a woman to hospital after she fell while horse riding, in the Noosa region this morning.

It’s believed the woman, aged in her 50s, was leading another horse, when the one she was riding reared up, causing her to fall and hit the ground.

The rescue helicopter was called into action just before 8.30am and landed at the rural property shortly after.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor and Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Flight Paramedic assisted local QAS paramedics in treating the woman for spinal injuries.

She was flown in a serious but stable condition to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

The Land Rover LifeFlight Special Mission Helicopter performed this mission. The aircraft is part of LifeFlight Australia’s commercial operation, which supports the work of the community helicopter fleet, through our profit-for-purpose model.

It is currently based at the Sunshine Coast and is rotated through our community bases from time to time, when operationally required.