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Man airlifted after suspected spinal injury

RACQ CareFlight Rescue’s Sunshine Coast helicopter was tasked to Rainbow Beach on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30pm for a man that had been dumped by a large wave.

He landed heavily, causing him pain in his back.

QAS treated the patient from Hervey Bay for a possible spinal injury, and then transported him a short distance to a school oval nearby where the CareFlight rescue crew was waiting.

The patient was loaded and airlifted to Nambour General Hospital in a stable condition.