Man winched to safety by rescue chopper near Gympie

March 18, 2024 9:42 am in by

A man in his 70s has been winched to safety after falling around 10 metres down a cliff in the Gympie region on Saturday.

The Sunshine-Coast based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew winched down a Queensland Ambulance Service flight paramedic to treat the man for multiple injuries.

The RACQ Lifeflight Rescue chopper crew winches a man to safety near Gympie
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The paramedic stabilised the patient on the face of the cliff and secured him into a patient harness.

The man was then winched safely into the helicopter.

It is believed the experienced hiker had been abseiling with a group of friends when he fell down the steep incline causing suspected head, chest and leg injuries.

He was flown to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.