The Wheel of Fire at Finch Hatton Gorge, where the teenage girl reportedly fell about 10 metres.
The Wheel of Fire at Finch Hatton Gorge, where the teenage girl reportedly fell about 10 metres. Contributed

Teenage girl in stable condition after terrible fall

UPDATE: A TEENAGE girl who fell about 10 metres at the Wheel of Fire waterfall at Finch Hatton Gorge remains in hospital in a stable condition.

The 17-year-old suffered cuts to her head, fractured her wrists and injured her neck after falling into the water early on Saturday afternnoon, a spokeswoman for Queensland Ambulance Service said on Saturday.

On Sunday, the girl was being treated at Mackay Base Hospital.

RACQ CQ Rescue winched down critical care paramedics after the accident.
RACQ CQ Rescue winched down critical care paramedics after the accident. Contributed

INITIAL, Saturday, 4.22pm: A TEENAGER is in a serious condition after falling 10 metres at the Wheel of Fire waterfall at Finch Hatton Gorge.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said emergency services received a call for help at 12.47pm.

The spokeswoman said a QAS paramedic from Finch Hatton was despatched to the scene where he located a female patient about 20-years old with lacerations to the head, fractured wrists and neck injuries after falling from a height of 10 metres into the water.

RACQ CQ rescue choppers arrived on the scene at 3pm and winched down critical care paramedics.

The spokeswoman said paramedics are still on the scene treating the patient and are assessing the best way to get her out of the gorge.

She said paramedics are taking possible spinal injuries into consideration.

It is unclear at this stage what caused the patient to fall, however the gorge is known to have slippery rocks and cliff edges.


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