Three rescued by chopper

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter has flown three bushwalkers to the Royal Hobart Hospital today in seperate incidents.

A 58-year-old Hobart man was rescued from Eldon Park near Queenstown.

He had injured his back in a fall and after some days of rest, was still unable to walk.

He used a satellite phone to call for help.

This afternoon, the helicopter rescue team flew to the South Coast Walking Track after a personal locator beacon was detected.

A 32-year-old German woman was rescued from Surprise Bay.

She had a severe cut to her face after a fall and she and her two companions were taken to Hobart.

Earlier today, an injured bushwalker was also flown out from Pelion Hut in the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park.

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