Fraser tourist injured
A 26 YEAR-OLD Dutch woman enjoying a holiday on Fraser Island has been injured when the 4WD she was travelling in reportedly hit a wash-out as it drove up the eastern beach.
The young woman suffered a suspected spinal injury after hitting her head on the roof of the vehicle when the jolt from hitting the wash-out threw her upwards.
It is not clear whether she was wearing a seat belt.
With the weather closing in fast and low heavy cloud in the area, AGL Action Rescue Pilot Dennis Branch took off from Bundaberg and flew in low over the beach, landing at the Happy Valley helipad.
Ambulance crews were first on the scene and treated the woman on the beach before driving her to the Happy Valley helipad.
The young woman was airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition.