Woman injured in the surf at Rainbow Beach

The woman, visiting from Gympie, was swimming in the surf when she was dumped by a wave.

The patient received initial treatment at the scene from local life savers and QAS paramedics.

The Sunshine Coast based RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter landed on a near-by sports oval where the patient was transported by road ambulance.

She was flown to Nambour General Hospital in a stable condition.