Trek turns tragic as boy slips

A FAMILY hiking trek turned tragic yesterday when a 12-year-old boy slipped down an embankment and suffered serious head injuries.

The boy and his family were walking on Mt Sylvia, south west of Gatton in the Lockyer Valley, when he slipped and fell down an embankment on the hike.

An ambulance paramedic was winched down to the boy from the RACQ Careflight helicopter to attend him.

The boy suffered head injuries during the fall with rescuers reporting he had been hit by falling rocks.

He was airlifted to the Brisbane Mater Children's Hospital where he remains in a serious condition.



Eight new schools for state’s southeast

premium_icon Eight new schools for state’s southeast

Here's where the new schools will go

Ipswich renovating homes into castles

premium_icon Ipswich renovating homes into castles

Renovations in Queensland are up, and Ipswich is spending big

This will be the best 50 cents you spend all week

This will be the best 50 cents you spend all week

How Australia's best value news deal is even better right now

Local Partners