A Devonport woman is recovering in hospital after falling off a waterfall in the Central Plateau, Tasmania Police says.
Police said the 45-year-old was visiting Parsons Falls with her family on Sunday afternoon when she "slipped and fell from the near the top of the falls ending up in the pool at the base".
"A member of the public jumped into the water and brought the woman to a ledge beside the pool," Police said.
"An off duty remote area nurse and other members of the public assisted the woman's husband to provide first aid while waiting for assistance to arrive."
An Ambulance Tasmania paramedic and volunteer road crew arrived at the scene along with a Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
Police said an Ambulance Tasmania intensive care flight paramedic and Tasmania Police Rescue crewman were winched to the base of the falls.
"A second Westpac Reacue Helicopter with a retrieval doctor landed at Lake Mackenzie Car Park and the second Paramedic was winched into the scene," Police said.
"After being stabilised and packaged in a stretcher the patient was winched up and then landed beside the second helicopter."
The woman was sent to the Royal Hobart Hospital after she was treated and stabilised at the scene.
Police said the woman was in "a serious but stable condition with facial and other injuries".
"Ambulance Tasmania and the Tasmania Police crew would like to thank the members of the public for their swift action and help," Police said.
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