A woman has been rescued after slipping 20 metres down a steep mine shaft near Brisbane.
The woman, aged in her 30s, was pulled to safety after an hour in a pit of water at the bottom of the shaft in Ipswich.
Emergency workers rappeled down the decline and winched the woman to safety, Queensland Ambulance Service supervisor Gavin Fuller said on Monday.
"It was roughly a 45 to 50-degree angle and the person lost her footing and slid to the bottom," he said.
The woman suffered minor cuts and bruises and hyperthermia but was in good spirits, Mr Fuller said.
Paramedics transported her to Ipswich hospital in a stable condition.