Man airlifted after 10m fall on Coast mountain
UPDATE 6PM: A 25-year-old man has been airlifted to Nambour Hospital with a lower leg injury after falling 10 metres down a slippery slope on Mount Beerwah this afternoon.
Difficult weather conditions delayed rescue efforts as the RACQ Lifeflight Recue helicopter struggled to find a good position from which to winch the man on board.
The chopper was dispatched to the scene about 3.51pm however it was not until about 5,30pm that he was successfully taken off the mountain.
It is understood the man is in a stable condition.
UPDATE 5.30PM: The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue chopper continues to standby as crews try to winch a 25-year-old man who fell 10 metres dwon Mount Beerwah this afternoon.
The chopper was tasked to the mission at 3.51pm.
A spokeswoman from RACQ LifeFlight Rescue said the man is understood to have fallen down: "a slippery slope."
It's expected the man will be transported to Nambour Hospital.
UPDATE 5PM: The RACQ Lifeflight chopper is trying to winch a man to safety after he fell off a mountain hiking track on Mount Beerwah this afternoon.
The man, believed to be in his late 20s, suffered lower limb injuries during the fall.
Queensland Ambulance reports via Twitter that the man is expected to be airlifted to hospital.
A ground crew is presently with the man who it's believed fell about five metres from the trail.
Update: fall, #GlassHouseMountains. Reports man in 20s w lower limb injuries to be winched from scene before being transported to hospital.— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) January 5, 2017
BREAKING: A man has fallen from a considerable height while hiking a mountain track on the Sunshine Coast.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews were sent to the scene about 3.30pm.
There are reports that the man has fallen about five metres down the Mount Beerwah trail at the Glass House Mountains.
No emergency services are on scene.
More to come