Second skydiver injured in as many days in south west QLD

UPDATE: A MAN who suffered a heavy landing has become the second skydiver airlifted from a south-west Queensland property in as many days.

The RACQ CareFlight helicopter was called to a property on Meandarra Talwood Rd at Tarawera, north west of Goondiwindi, shortly after 10am.

A CareFlight spokeswoman said the 26-year-old suffered a suspected spinal injury.

CareFlight's critical care doctor and a Queensland Ambulance Service flight paramedic treated and stabilised the man before flying him to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.

It came after a 25-year-old man was airlifted from a Tarawera property on Tuesday after landing heavily into a dam.

The man was taken by CareFlight's Surat Basin Gas Industry Aeromedical Service to Roma Hospital.

EARLIER: A 25-year-old skydiver is being assessed by paramedics after hitting the ground at significant speed at Tarawera, north west of Goondiwindi.

Emergency services were called to a property on the Meandarra Talwood Rd shortly after 10am.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said the man was conscious and being checked for injuries.

The RACQ CareFlight helicopter has been called to fly the man to hospital.


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