Scenic Rim SES rescue injured hikers from Mount Barney and O'Reilly's

RESCUE: Scenic Rim SES members watch the rescue chopper. Photo: SES
RESCUE: Scenic Rim SES members watch the rescue chopper. Photo: SES

EMERGENCY services were called to reports of injured hikers during two separate incidents on the weekend.

Scenic Rim SES controller Danni Bull said volunteers from the Boonah and Tamborine Mountain SES groups responded to reports of an injured hiker on Mount Barney.

"The call came about 2.30pm on Saturday that there was someone with an injured ankle near the top of Mount Barney," she said.

"The rescue helicopter was called."

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said the hiker was a man in his 20s who had rolled his ankle.

He was helped by others to walk about 10 minutes to a higher ridge where the chopper could winch him off the mountain.

The winch operation took about 25 minutes and the man was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in a stable condition.

Ms Bull said the second operation was on Sunday when 11 SES members responded to reports of a hiker injured near O'Reilly's.

"The crews hiked in with paramedics and stretchered the injured lady about one kilometre to where the rescue helicopter could get her out," she said.

"The SES crews came from Tamborine Mountain, Boonah and Beaudesert."

Queensland Ambulance said the hiker was a woman in her 40s who suffered a knee injury about 11.15 on Sunday morning.

The paramedics were called to the incident on the East Canungra Creek track near O'Reilly's.

The woman was taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition.

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