Snowboarder airlifted

Action at the Mt Mawson ski-field on Sunday.

AN injured snowboarder was airlifted from the skifields at Mt Field National Park on Friday afternoon. At about 3pm, police were notified that a snowboarder had been injured in a fall in an area known as the Golden Stairs at Mt Mawson.

The Tasmania Police Westpac Rescue Helicopter attended at the scene along with local police and ambulance officers. A 29-year-old man Kingston man was winched into the aircraft and taken to the Lake Dobson carpark.

Adverse weather conditions delayed the helicopter’s departure for some hours, resulting in the injured man being taken by ambulance to hospital in Hobart in a satisfactory condition.

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