Injured Carnarvon bushwalker winched to safety

Helicopter rescue necessary for bushwalker injured in Carnavon Gorge

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The RACQ Capricorn Rescue winching operation in progress in Carnarvon Gorge National Park on Tuesday.

The RACQ Capricorn Rescue winching operation in progress in Carnarvon Gorge National Park on Tuesday.

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A helicopter was called in to rescue a bushwalker who suffered suspected pelvic injuries while bushwalking in Carnarvon Gorge National Park north of Injune.

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A helicopter was called in to rescue a bushwalker who suffered suspected pelvic injuries while bushwalking in Carnarvon Gorge National Park north of Injune.

The accident is understood to have occurred at around 3.30am on Tuesday morning.

According to RACQ Capricorn Rescue, it was several hours before the female walker was located by another bushwalker and park rangers.

She was unable to walk and the helicopter aeromedical rescue service was tasked to the gorge at around 2.45pm.

On arrival at the scene, the onboard rescue crewman and critical care paramedic were winched down to stabilise and ready the patient for a stretcher winch recovery back into the aircraft.

The mission was a success with the patient being winched to safety before being transferred to Rockhampton Base Hospital for treatment.

She was transported in a stable condition.

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