A TOOWOOMBA chef has praised the brave efforts of the RACQ CareFlight helicopter crew members who rescued him and his friend after a bushwalking incident yesterday.

Mr Watters said he and friend Jessica Brown were enjoying a bushwalk in Jubilee Park, at the northern end of Mackenzie St, when Miss Brown slipped slightly and cut her left ankle on a rock about 4pm.

Unable to walk, Miss Brown had to wait at the bottom of a steep valley while Mr Watters called 000.

The pair was winched to safety by the RACQ CareFlight helicopter within a couple of hours.

"He was incredible," Mr Watters said of the paramedic who dropped down from the helicopter to help them.

"He was like an angel, so calm and fantastic.

"It's amazing just to think they would come to risk their own lives on a Sunday afternoon when they could have been at home with their families."

Miss Brown was taken to Toowoomba Hospital where she received stitches for her injured ankle.

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