Dangerous rescue after woman’s 30m fall
A young woman has had a lucky escape from major injuries after falling 30m down an embankment at a popular waterfall lookout.
Queensland Ambulance said a woman, aged in her 20s, had to be winched via helicopter in what they described as a “difficult extraction,” creating dangerous conditions for the chopper.
The woman was rescued and taken to Gold Coast University Hospital with minor bruises and abrasions.
#TamborineMountain - Paramedics are at Cameron Falls Lookout undertaking a rescue with other emergency services, following reports a patient fell down a steep embankment just before 2.30pm. The rescue helicopter has been tasked to assist. pic.twitter.com/7WzSqGMYuf
— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) May 12, 2023
Paramedics were called to the scene at the Cameron Falls Lookout at Tamborine Mountain, along with the rescue helicopter, about 2.30pm Friday.
Initial reports suggested a young girl had fallen up to 40m.
The woman was rescued about two hours later.