UPDATE: Man suffers life-threatening injuries in 14m ship fall

UPDATE MONDAY 7AM: TWO men suffered serious injuries yesterday afternoon when they fell 14m inside a vessel in the vicinity of the Port Alma anchorage. 

The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service was tasked and arrived on scene to find two men who had been retrieved from the lower decks by the ship's staff. 

The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service conducted two stretcher winches to retrieve both men and transferred them to Rockhampton Base Hospital. 


Upon arrival one of the gentlemen was rushed into surgery with a broken femur and life threatening injuries.

The second patient suffered spinal injuries and is in a stable condition. 

UPDATE 5.30PM: A RESCUE operation is currently under way to help two people who have fallen on a cargo ship.

A tweet from the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service indicates a winch task is currently being conducted for "two personal who have fallen 14m inside a ship".

Updates on the victims conditions and further details will be available later.

BREAKING 3.30PM: EMERGENCY crews are responding to reports of a person suffering an "extreme fall" at Port Alma, approximately halfway between Rockhampton and Gladstone.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson said the incident occurred on a cargo vessel.

It is believed they fell up to 30ft.

No further details are available at this time.