A 47-year-old Sydney tourist has been airlifted to hospital after breaking his ankle while bushwalking in the state's south-west wilderness.
According to Tasmania Police, the man was walking in a party of four yesterday when he slipped on steep terrain and broke his ankle.
Police say that a member of the man's party activated an EPIRB and contacted rescue authorities by mobile phone.
At the time, the group was in thick cloud near the top of the mountain and a rescue party of Police Search and Rescue officers and an Ambulance Tasmania Wilderness Paramedic were dropped by helicopter near the group's location late last night.
The rescue party found the injured man and stabilised him overnight until the cloud cleared and the Tasmania Police Westpac Rescue Helicopter could return to the area.
The injured man was winched from the side of the mountain and flown to the Royal Hobart Hospital.
He was listed as being in a satisfactory condition.