Bushwalker is forced to crawl for TWO DAYS to be rescued after shattering his leg when he fell six metres down a waterfall
- Man who fell six metres down a waterfall while hiking has been rescued in QLD
- Neil Parker, 54, fractured his leg and then crawled for two days through bush
- He was spotted on Tuesday afternoon by helicopter and was taken to hospital
A bushwalker who fell six metres down a waterfall crawled for two days with a shattered leg until he was finally rescued.
Queensland man Neil Parker, 54, fractured his leg and wrist in the fall on Sunday while walking by himself at Cabbage Tree Creek on Mt Nebo, northwest of Brisbane.
Mr Parker, who is an experienced guide with Brisbane Bushwalkers, used hiking sticks to splint his leg.
Queensland man Neil Parker, 54, fractured his leg and wrist in the fall on Sunday while walking by himself at Cabbage Tree Creek on Mt Nebo, northwest of Brisbane
He then spent two days crawling back to a clearing where he hoped he would be seen.
His family, with the help of the Brisbane Bushwalkers community, launched a search party on Monday.
A rescue helicopter from the Queensland government finally spotting him on Tuesday afternoon.
Mr Parker was winched to safety and transported to Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital, where he spent the night.
He says he survived because he was prepared and carrying first aid supplies.
Scenic Mt Nebo (pictured), north of Brisbane, is a popular spot for hikers