Rescue helicopter airlifts tourist dumped by wave at beach
A WOMAN involved in a bodyboarding incident this morning has been airlifted to hospital.
It's believed the tourist, aged in her fifties, had been dumped by a wave, while attempting bodyboarding for the first time.
She was treated for suspected spinal injuries and taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in a stable condition.
A RESCUE helicopter has been called to a Sunshine Coast beach to treat a woman involved in a bodyboarding incident this morning.
Paramedics and critical care paramedics are currently on the scene at Mooloolaba Esplanade after the accident occurred just after 10.50am.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the female has suffered a potential spinal injury.
More to come.