WATCH: LifeFlight winches hiker from Table Top
A WOMAN had to be winched from Table Top Mountain on Sunday morning.
The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew performed a number of complex manoeuvres yesterday, in an operation to retrieve the hiker.
It's believed the woman tripped and suffered a broken bone during a hike.
The rescue helicopter was sent to the mountain around 9.30am.
A Queensland Ambulance Service flight paramedic was winched down first, before a stretcher was also carefully lowered to the ground.
The paramedic assessed the patient, while the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue critical care doctor hiked to the location.
Unfortunately the woman's injuries prevented her from walking, or being carried from the scene.
The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter returned and winched the doctor and patient into the chopper, then performed a final winch, to bring the flight paramedic aboard.
The patient was then transported to Toowoomba Hospital.
The 2017-2018 financial year was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,452 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.
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