Emergency services responded to a fall by a hiker east of Killarney.
Emergency services responded to a fall by a hiker east of Killarney. File

Hiker carried across creek and over logs after a fall

A HIKER suffered a lower leg injury when she fell on a Sunday walk from Spring Creek Rd to Browns Falls on the eastern side of Killarney.

The Queensland Ambulance Service, the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service from Killarney and Sergeant Brad Doyle from Killarney police, were called to the scene at 12.35pm Sunday and found a woman in her 60s from South Australia with an injured lower leg.

Sergeant Doyle said once they reached the hiker, they realised they would need additional help and called the Warwick SES.

"She was 500 to 600 metres from the carpark on Spring Creek Rd," he said.

"The woman tried to negotiate a large log across the track and fell. She couldn't walk with her injury."

Sgt Doyle said the track winded along and over the creek.

"When she was being brought to the roadway, emergency service staff would pass the strether across waterways and logs from one group to another," he said.

After the woman fell initially, one member of her group walked to the Browns Falls carpark on the Spring Creek Rd to get phone reception and called for help.

The woman was taken to Warwick Hospital in a stable condition.

All emergency services were off the scene by 3.30pm Sunday.



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