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]