A 34-year-old Bells Bridge man is winched aboard.
A 34-year-old Bells Bridge man is winched aboard. Contributed

Climber injured at Brooyar

THE AGL Action Rescue Helicopter has rescued a climber who fell from a 40m cliff face in the Brooyar State Forest, west of Gympie.

The 34-year-old man from Bells Bridge was in a designated rock climbing area with friends when he fell.

The accident was reported about 11am, according to a Community Safety Media spokeswoman yesterday.

Although he was at first thought to have fallen all the way down the cliff, rescuers now believe he fell about 10m, which may explain his survival.

The man had suffered fractures, lacerations and possible internal injuries in the fall.

The helicopter's flight paramedic was winched down the cliff face.

The paramedic treated the man and secured him in a specialised stretcher before he was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Gympie Times


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