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Saturday, 11 July 2020

Hiker dies after toppling off a cliff during a bush walk in the Scenic Rim region

  • A hiker has died while bushwalking in south east Queensland
  • Emergency services are on the scene after reports of a fatal accident
  • The walker reportedly fell to their death off a trail near the Scenic Rim
A bushwalker has been killed while hiking in Queensland's south-east.
The body of a hiker is being retrieved by emergency services at the Scenic Rim after the fatal accident.  
The walker was apparently on a trail off Lower Portals Road at Mount Barney with small group of others when they fell to their death off a cliff.
Emergency services received the call out at around 10.45 am on Saturday morning.
The body of a hiker is being retrieved by emergency services at the Scenic Rim in Queensland's south-east after the fatal accident
The body of a hiker is being retrieved by emergency services at the Scenic Rim in Queensland's south-east after the fatal accident 
A rescue helicopter was rushed to the scene but it was reportedly too late to save the bushwalker, reported the Courier Mail. 
First responders were still on the scene at 3pm. 
Mount Barney is one of Queensland's highest peaks, measuring in at 1,359 metres.
Lower Portals road is one of the access points to a remote area campground about four kilometres by foot.  
First responders were still on the scene at 3pm
First responders were still on the scene at 3pm 
Mount Barney (pictured) is one of Queensland's highest peaks, measuring in at 1,359 metres
Mount Barney (pictured) is one of Queensland's highest peaks, measuring in at 1,359 metres

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