WATCH: Dramatic rescue of Mt Jim Crow fall victim
A WOMAN was airlifted to hospital after falling down an embankment on Mt Jim Crow yesterday morning.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said QAS were called to attend the scene at 5.44am where a 24-year-old woman had fallen.
The woman suffered potential spinal injuries and the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service was required to attend to winch her out.
She was then taken to hospital in a stable condition.
RACQ air crewman Dave Paterson said the mission to save the woman was tricky due to the terrain of the mountain.
"Early this morning we were called to an injury at the Mt Jim Crow recreational area where a woman had fallen about 5 metres down a rock embankment with suspected spinal injuries," Mr Paterson said.
"Because the woman had spinal injuries and was in a precarious position, it was hard for the guys to get in there and conduct the winch.
"She had to be winched out in a stretcher which intensifies the job.
"She did have suspected spinal injuries and was treated at the hospital for that.
"By the time the rescuers got on the ground to the time she was airlifted was probably about 25 minutes.
"She was conscious through the entire period."
It's not the first time the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service has been called out to Mt Jim Crow with the area being particularly dangerous for avid hikers.
"We've been called to Mr Jim Crow on a few occasions for people who have come to grief," Mr Paterson said.
"It is quite a dangerous area and we do advise if people are heading out there to be particularly cautious of what they're doing.
"It is just a very rocky and slippery surface up there and it really doesn't take much to come to grief, so again you have to be careful up there."
Mr Patterson said with a bit of preparation accidents in the area can be avoided and it's best to not go it alone.
"First of all, we do advise if you're going alone, let someone else know you're going and carry a communication device whether it be a mobile phone or something and if you can go with somebody as well, it's highly advised to go in a group," Mr Paterson said.
A Rockhampton Hospital spokesperson confirmed the woman had been discharged from hospital yesterday afternoon.
11.50am: A WOMAN who was airlifted to hospital after falling down a mountain this morning is in a stable condition.
A Rockhampton Hospital spokeswoman told The Bulletin the woman in her 20s was in a stable condition.
The woman was near the top of Mt Jim Crow when she had a significant fall.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said QAS was called at 5.44am to attend the scene on Yeppoon Rd.
She said the woman may have sustained spinal and head injuries.
The woman was transported by RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service.
8.27am: A WOMAN has been airlifted with suspected spinal injuries after a significant from the top of a mountain in the Rockhampton region.
The Queensland Ambulance Service tweeted the woman in her 20s was airlifted in a stable condition about 8.25am.
Emergency services were called to Mt Jim Crow along Yeppoon Rd at 5.44am.
7.30am: A RESCUE mission is underway on a mountain in the region for a woman in her 20s who has fallen a significant distance this morning.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said QAS were called at 5.44am this morning to Mount Jim Crow were a woman in her 20s had fallen.
She said the woman has had a significant fall, believed to have been from near the top of the mountain, and possibly sustained head and spinal injuries.
The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service arrived at the scene a short time ago, the spokeswoman said.