RESCUE: Emergency services rigged up a pulley system to retrieve a motorcycle rider who had crashed down a steep embankment.
RESCUE: Emergency services rigged up a pulley system to retrieve a motorcycle rider who had crashed down a steep embankment. Courtesy RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

Motorcycle rider thrown down steep embankment in crash

A MOTORCYCLE rider has been airlifted to hospital after running off the road and down a steep embankment near Maleny.

The 20-year-old man fell about 20m down a bank and his motorcycle careened into thick bushland in the crash on Maleny Stanley River Rd, Booroobin, about 11.30am.

 

The 20-year-old rider's motorcycle was flung into dense bushland.
The 20-year-old rider's motorcycle was flung into dense bushland. Courtesy RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

Emergency services made a pulley-system using rope and a rescue board to pull the man up the embankment to the road.

He was flown to Sunshine Coast University Hospital with a suspected shoulder injury.


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