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RACQ CareFlight flies to aid of three people at Fraser Island in four hours

15 December 2013

RACQ CareFlight Rescue has flown to the aid of three people on Fraser Island within four hours.

Shortly before 4.30pm on Sunday, the service’s Bundaberg based helicopter flew to the scene of a motorbike crash near Hook Point at the island’s southern end.

A 23 year old man had suffered a serious leg injury after he lost control of the bike and hit a sand dune.

The helicopter’s intensive care flight paramedic treated the man who was then airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition.

Upon departure at the hospital, the RACQ CareFlight helicopter was immediately re-tasked to Orchid Beach on the island’s northeast coast where a 14 year old boy had suffered a dislocated shoulder.

He was loaded into the helicopter and flown approximately 23 nautical miles south to Happy Valley where Fraser Island paramedics resumed treatment.  He was not airlifted to hospital.

While at Happy Valley, the crew retrieved a 26 year old man who suffered a severe injury to his hand caused by a vehicle winching device.

He was airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital at around 8.30pm in a stable condition.