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Chopper Winches Out Injured Man

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A paramedic accompanies the injured man as he is winched into the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter

July 3, 2012

A 35-year-old man with serious injuries was winched out of the bush by the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter this afternoon after he fell from a cliff in the Brooyar State Forest, south of Bells Bridge.

The man fell about 10m near the Eagles Nest Lookout in a well-known rock-climbing area.

However an emergency services spokesman said early reports that the man was rock-climbing at the time of the incident were incorrect.

Two ambulance crews, SES volunteers and a vertical rescue team team from the QFRS attended the scene.

The helicopter’s flight paramedic was winched down the cliff face. He treated the man and secured him in a specialised stretcher before he was safely winched back to the helicopter.

The injured man was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane Hospital in a serious but stable condition with two suspected broken arms, a fractured pelvis, and abdominal, chest and head injuries.

[Photo courtesy AGL Action Rescue Helicopter]

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