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Paramedics are winched down to treat the injured girl. Photo supplied
Paramedics are winched down to treat the injured girl. Photo supplied

A seven-year-old girl broke her arm and suffered other injuries when she fell 20 metres off a walking track in rough terrain at Wollumbin (Mt Warning) on Saturday.

She was winched on stretcher from dense vegetation near the popular track and, after being stabilised by paramedics, airlifted by the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter to Gold Coast University Hospital.

The helicopter doctor and paramedic had earlier been winched down to the walking track due to the steep terrain and dense vegetation.

The Westpac chopper crew survey the terrain.
The Westpac chopper crew survey the terrain.

Tweed Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA) members and local paramedics helped out in the rescue.

The girl was flown to the hospital in a stable condition suffering a fractured arm, injured shoulder and multiply abrasions.


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