Rescue in cave near Rockhampton

Saturday 4pm: The Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service is flying to Mt Etna to pick up an injured caver hurt in an underground accident at the national park.

Paramedics and fire fighter rescue crews have carried the patient out of the caves and an ambulance is also at the scene.

2pm: A caver has been hurt at Mt Etna Caves National Park and a rescue operation is underway.

Details are sketchy but is believed paramedics and fire fighter rescue crews have located and stabilised the patient where he was injured in a cave 24km north of Rockhampton.

The time estimated to carry the patient through the cave to the surface is 30 minutes.

The emergency service teams had to use a 4WD to access the area.

At least 10 civilians are currently outside the cave.



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