An RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter landed on Hamilton Island to transfer a woman to Mackay Base Hospital after a near-drowning incident.
An RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter landed on Hamilton Island to transfer a woman to Mackay Base Hospital after a near-drowning incident. Contributed

Woman, 70, in hospital after near drowning in Whitsundays

AN ELDERLY woman who nearly drowned in the Whitsundays remains in the care of staff at Mackay Base Hospital.

The 70-year-old woman was involved in the near-drowning in waters off Hamilton Island on Saturday afternoon, according to a spokesperson for Queensland Ambulance Service.

She was pulled from the water just after 4pm.

The spokesperson said one paramedic from Hamilton Island treated the woman at the scene.

A RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter landed on Hamilton Island to transfer the woman to Mackay Base Hospital shortly after 5pm.

On Sunday, a spokeswoman for Mackay Hospital and Health Service said the woman was in a stable condition in the hospital.


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