Antarctic medical evacuation complete

Casey station (Photo: Robb Clifton)
Casey station (Photo: Robb Clifton)

A young scientist injured in Antarctica on Friday will be flown to Casey station for further medical treatment.

The 21 year old New Zealand researcher was in a field camp in the remote Prince Charles Mountains, about 770 kilometres inland of Davis station, when she slipped on a snow slope.

The woman received deep lacerations and bruising and was air lifted to Davis station yesterday afternoon, where she is being treated by the station doctor.

It’s expected the woman will be flown to Casey station within the next week, where her condition will be monitored and a decision on repatriating her to Australia will be made.