Emergency services rescued three international students who became trapped after one of their friends was injured when she fell about 20 meters down a a cliff at the Barron Falls Lookout. PICTURE: ANNA ROGERS
Emergency services rescued three international students who became trapped after one of their friends was injured when she fell about 20 meters down a a cliff at the Barron Falls Lookout. PICTURE: ANNA ROGERS

American student 'slipped and tumbled' 20m off Qld cliff

AN international student has been lucky to walk away with only a suspected broken leg after falling about 20m down an embankment near the Barron Falls.

Around midday yesterday, emergency services were alerted to the incident that unfolded off Weir Rd.

It's believed a group of five American students had been heading to see the falls when one girl "slipped and tumbled" down a cliff.

McCaela Prentice, 21, was one of the three students who climbed down the cliff to assist her friend during the vertical rescue operation, which took a total of five hours.

"She's fine, they (emergency services) were really great they helped her get back up and to the hospital and from what I've heard she's doing well," she said.

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