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Two waterfall accidents

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A Devonport woman is in the Royal Hobart Hospital after falling off a waterfall in the central highlands.

In a daytripper's nightmare, police say the 45-year-old was visiting Parsons Falls near Lake Mackenzie with her family when she slipped and fell several metres into the pool at its base.

A member of the public jumped into the pool and pulled her to a nearby ledge while others provided first aid.

The Westpac rescue helicopter winched a flight paramedic to the base of the falls - the patient was stabilised and flown to Hobart, where she remains in a serious but stable condition with facial and other injuries. 

Meanwhile, a 29-year-old Sydney woman in a guided walking group slipped and fell three metres to the base of Ferguson Falls on the iconic Overland Track on Saturday.

Fortunately, the group was equipped with a personal locator beacon, a SPOT beacon and a satellite phone.

The Westpac helicopter was also used to take her to the RHH with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

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Images: Tasmania Police