Woman airlifted from Albany trail

Jessica Cuthbert, John Dobson and Talitha WolfeAlbany Advertiser

A 23-year-old hiker was airlifted to hospital after injuring her leg on the Bald Head trail in the Torndirrup National Park this morning.

Emergency services were called to the popular walking trail about 11.30am.

The woman, who was with fellow hikers, injured her ankle about an hour’s walk into the trail.

The woman was carried on a stretcher by SES and paramedics.
Camera IconThe woman was carried on a stretcher by SES and paramedics. Credit: Albany Advertiser, Malcolm Heberle

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State Emergency Services volunteers and paramedics walked in to carry the woman partway out of the track on a stretcher.

She was then winched into the RAC rescue helicopter before being flown to Albany Health Campus

The 10km return walk is a popular day-trip along the prominent Flinders Peninsula, finishing at the Bald Head summit.

It is described by the Department of Parks and Wildlife as a hard walk requiring six to eight hours to complete.

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