Woman airlifted to hospital after falling off a vehicle

September 18, 2022 2:00 pm in by

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a woman to hospital after a fall at a campsite.

The rescue chopper flew to a location near the scene, in the Noosa region, shortly before 9 this morning.

The pilot landed the helicopter on the beach and the aeromedical crew was then transported to the campsite by a Queensland Police Service (QPS) four-wheel-drive. 

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It’s believed the woman, aged in her forties, had been packing camp gear away on top of a vehicle when she fell.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor and the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Flight Paramedic, worked alongside local QAS paramedics to treat the woman for a possible spinal injury.

After being stabilised, the woman was driven to the waiting rescue chopper in a QAS four-wheel-drive. 

The patient was then airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.