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Winch rescue after Mt Eerwah fall

December 12, 2022 5:01 am in by
📷 Image supplied by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

A hiker has been winched to safety after falling down a steep rock-face near Eumundi.

She’d been climbing Mt Eerwah with a group of hikers around lunchtime yesterday, when she fell three metres.

Emergency personnel from QAS and QFES attended the scene, while the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was also called in, due to the terrain where the hiker had fallen.

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📷 Image supplied by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

The woman, aged in her 50s, was treated for a suspected broken leg before being secured into a harness and winched up into the helicopter.

The hiker was then flown to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.

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