Emergency water rescue after creek fall

A woman was pulled from the water at a Crystal Creek swimming hole.
A woman was pulled from the water at a Crystal Creek swimming hole.

A WOMAN has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after she was pulled unconscious from a rapid flowing creek north of Townsville.

The woman, believed to be in her early 30s, slipped and fell into the water at the Paradise Waterhole at Crystal Creek at about 12.20pm on Saturday.

Witnesses said the woman hit her head when she fell and was submerged for about two minutes before they could pull her out of the water.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said members of the public conducted CPR on the woman and she regained consciousness but started vomiting.

The woman and her rescuers then waited on a rock surrounded by fast flowing water for emergency services to arrive.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, QAS, police and a swift water rescue team were called to the scene.

It is understood crews had to hike about 1km along the Bullocky Toms Track to reach the woman.

A rescue helicopter was tasked to attend but bad weather conditions prevented it from reaching the location.

The woman was taken by road to the Townsville Hospital in a serious condition suffering from an altered level of consciousness.

Topics:  cpr crystal creek emergency rescue paradise waterhole rescue

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Taking a national stand

NO WAY: Students from Year 8 created 'No Way' bullying posters to show bullying has no place at Emerald State High school.

Local high school raises awareness against bullying.

Inland Port announced

ECONOMIC BOOST: Federal Member for Flynn Ken O'Dowd makes the funding announcement at the Central Highlands Development Corporation's Economic Futures Forum on Monday.

Ken O'Dowd announced federal funding for two major projects.

Council legal battle win

Court, Justice, Law, Courthouse, Brisbane Supreme Court, Queensland Court of Appeal, Brisbane District Court (File)

Local council allowed to appeal $852k damages for error.

Local Partners