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76 year old man airlifted after horse fall

A 76 year old man who fell off a horse in the Western Downs region has been airlifted to hospital by the Surat Basin Gas Industry Aeromedical Service.

The man had been riding the horse at a homestead some time before 11.30am today when he fell and sustained head, neck and chest injuries.

The Surat Basin Gas Industry Aeromedical Service helicopter operated by CareFlight was tasked to the property to treat and airlift the man.

He was stabilised by CareFlight’s Critical Care Doctor and Flight Intensive Care Paramedic and flown to Toowoomba Base Hospital.

He travelled in a stable condition.

The Surat Basin Gas Industry Aeromedical Service began flying in April 2011, to minimise impacts on community medical services in Queensland’s far south west.

The Service donates the aircraft to the community for emergencies such as these and airlifted nearly 150 seriously ill or injured residents in that time.