Two hikers airlifted from separate mountain rescues

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Mt Beerwah after a teenage boy had been hiking with mates, and slipped 20 to 30 metres.

LifeFlight’s Critical Care Doctor and Flight Paramedic were winched to the scene, and treated the boy for injuries to both his hands and arms.

He was then winched on board the rescue helicopter and airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

In the second rescue, the Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted a woman, aged in her forties, after she fell while hiking at Mt Walsh, south of Biggenden.

LifeFlight’s Flight Paramedic was winched down to the woman. Once on the ground, he was assisted by the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS), Queensland Fire Emergency Service (QFES) & the State Emergency Service (SES).

It was decided that the patient would be put on a stretcher and walked out of the national park. It took rescuers more than two hours to bring the hiker to safety.

Once at the helicopter, the patient was airlifted to Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition.