There has been another incident at Kakadu National Park.
CareFlight crews have winched three patients out of waterfalls and gorges this week.
In this latest accident, a 49-year-old man has been flown to Royal Darwin Hospital after he was injured whilst walking at Maguk waterfall in Kakadu National Park early yesterday.
The overseas tourist was visiting the Northern Territory and was walking along the top track of the waterfall when he slipped and injured his lower leg.
CareFlight, operating the Top End Medical Retrieval Service on behalf of the Northern Territory government, sent the NT Rescue Helicopter to the area.
Jabiru Clinic staff and Parks and Wildlife Rangers were assisting the man when CareFlight arrived.
Careflight wanted to thank the first responders for their continual commitment to their community and their invaluable support during missions such as this.
CareFlight's Flight Nurse was winched down to assess the man's injury and provide treatment.
The patient was then winched into the helicopter and flown to Royal Darwin Hospital in a stable condition.
CareFlight crews have winched three patients out of waterfalls and gorges this week, ahead of the 2019 Casablanca Hangar Ball this weekend which will raise funds for the NT Rescue Helicopter, the only dedicated medical rescue helicopter in the Northern Territory.
Acquiring a second rescue helicopter, operated by CareFlight in the NT, remains a key focus for CareFlight.
The NT is vast, remote and isolated.
For these reasons CareFlight continues to advocate for a second rescue helicopter, ensuring the NT community has a capability on par with other states.
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