6.20pm Saturday 24 September 2011 – Injured paraglider and injured bushwalker taken to hospital in two separate incidents

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have treated a 60-year-old male at the Mount Taylor Nature Reserve for suspected spinal injuries after a paragliding accident.

The male patient has been taken to The Canberra Hospital in a serious condition. Time of Emergency Triple Zero (000) call 3.30pm.

Intensive care paramedics have also used a specialist 4-W-D ambulance vehicle to access an injured bushwalker in the Orroral Valley, Namadgi National Park.

A rescue helicopter was used to fly the elderly female to the Canberra Hospital and treated for a minor hip injury.

Paramedics and ACT Policing are assisting the remaining bushwalking party in returning to their vehicle. The three adults and one child are uninjured.

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