A woman has been flown to hospital after suffering injuries from a fall at Kakadu National Park today.
The 46-year-old tourist was on her way to the popular swimming spot, Gunlom Falls, with a walking tour when she fell and injured her arm.
In a stroke of luck, a doctor was on the walking tour and was quick to provide initial care while waiting for a rescue helicopter.
While the famous upper plunge pool is not too far a walk from the car park, it is a steep climb to the top.
A CareFlight Top End Rescue Helicopter was tasked to pick up the woman.
The rescue mission had the helicopter landing at the top of the falls.
"A doctor on the tour provided initial care, before CareFlight's flight nurse and doctor arrived and provided treatment," a CareFlight spokesperson said.
"The woman was airlifted to Royal Darwin Hospital in a stable condition.
"Park rangers also assisted with the rescue."
CareFlight is an Australian charity which ensures injured and ill patients in Australia have access to emergency hospital care.
CareFlight medical teams use helicopters, turbo-prop and jet aircraft and road vehicles, to get to often difficult areas in the Top End on their mission to save lives.
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