The Westpac Police Rescue Helicopter responded to three jobs yesterday.
At 2:30pm the helicopter responded to a seriously ill 63-year old Victorian woman who was flown to the Royal Hobart Hospital.
When the helicopter arrived at the hospital it was tasked by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority to respond to a PLB activation on the Farmhouse Creek Track to Federation Peak.
At the same time, it was needed to a woman with a broken ankle near Mount McCall and the Franklin River.
But the helicopter first had to respond to the PLB activation where a 48 year old Victorian man and his walking companion were winched to safety after he suffered a serious leg injury.
The operation involved several winches involving a police rescue crewman and an Ambulance Tasmania paramedic.
The man was then flown back to the helicopter base where he was driven to hospital.
The helicopter then responded to the injured female at Mount McCall in darkness.
A 58-year- ld Victorian woman was located approximately 50 metres from the Franklin River in a deep gorge with a badly broken ankle.
Due to the use of night vision goggles a paramedic was winched to the scene on the edge of a cliff. She was then rescued and flown to the Royal Hobart Hospital.