IT was "all hands on deck" to assist an injured bushwalker at Martindale at the weekend.
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Station 283 Denman, NSW Ambulance paramedics, Hunter Valley Police District, Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) and fellow walkers joined forces to rescue the woman on Sunday afternoon.
It is believed the 63-year-old suffered a knee injury in a fall on a remote walking track.
But, due to the inaccessible location, it meant everyone had to play a role in her retrieval - and safety.
"We were called to a CFR/rescue incident about 25km south of Denman," FRNSW Denman retained firefighter Amon Burkill said.
"On arrival, the crew - with the help of other bushwalkers - carried medical and rescue equipment for approximately 1.5km up a mountain across some extreme terrain.
"After the firefighters attended to the patient, the WRHS's critical care paramedic was dropped in.
"With the assistance of NSW Ambulance, she was treated at the scene and then winched back into the helicopter.
"The woman was airlifted to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.
"To the NSW Ambulance paramedics, police officers and the bushwalkers who lent a hand, thank you.
"Our gratitude also goes to FRNSW Station 208 Aberdeen for standing by in Denman to ensure our area remained covered."