Hiker falls on North Burnett mountain

December 12, 2022 5:24 am in by
Credit: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

A man has broken his ankle after falling several metres down a mountain southwest of Childers.

Emergency services were called a popular mountain in the North Burnett on Friday afternoon.

It’s believed the hiker, who is aged in his 20s, was making his way down the mountain with a group, when he slipped and fell approximately 8 metres.

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Local QFES and QAS paramedics managed to reach him on foot.

Due to the steep terrain, it was decided it was safest to winch the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue team and a stretcher to the patient.

The aeromedical crew treated him for a broken ankle before securing him into the stretcher.

The hiker was then winched up into the helicopter and flown to Bundaberg Hospital for further treatment.