Woman winched from yacht after injury at Whitsundays snorkel spot

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A woman has been winched from a yacht and flown to hospital after she fell from the vessel at a popular snorkelling spot on the Great Barrier Reef.

A helicopter was called today to the Hardy Reef pontoon in the Whitsundays to retrieve the woman, who had a serious shoulder injury.

Paramedics believe the passenger dislocated her shoulder after she fell into a tender, which is a smaller support vessel.

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A woman has been winched off a yacht near Hook Reef about 150km north of Mackay.


Queensland Health sent the RACQ Helicopter to the world-famous destination near Hook Reef this morning.

The woman is being treated at Proserpine Hospital.


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