A ROCK climber who got into trouble in a remote part of a national park in the North West has been winched to safety.
The 30-year-old woman was climbing a rock in the Waa Gorge in the Mount Kaputar National Park on Monday morning when she fell.
Ambulance NSW said it received the first triple zero call about 11.50am after reports of an injured rock climber who was conscious and breathing, but unable to move.
A road ambulance crew was alerted and deployed to the Berrigal area, while the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to the scene, in the northern part of the national park.
But it was an extensive operation to find and treat the woman. The chopper's medical team managed to track the patient and were able to get to her "with some difficulty".
"She was treated for a fractured ankle and stabilised for a winch recovery to the helicopter," a Westpac helicopter spokesperson said.
She was then flown to Tamworth hospital in a stable condition.
Earlier that day, the rescue service also had a mission from Tamworth to Sydney.
A Tamworth trackwork rider was flown to Sydney for specialist surgery after she was seriously injured in a fall on Monday morning.
Jemma Wilson was thrown from a horse at the Tamworth Racecourse in Taminda shortly after 7.30am.
Ms Wilson, 28, fell and suffered injuries to her pelvis, as well as a lumbar injury.
She was injured when the horse she was riding to the barrier reared and she was thrown to the ground.
The 28-year-old patient was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney to see a specialist surgeon.