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Sydney man airlifted from Fraser Island

A 43-year-old Sydney man has been airlifted from Fraser Island by RACQ CareFlight Rescue after suffering a suspected dislocated shoulder.

The man sustained the injury after running down a steep sand dune and falling on his shoulder.

RACQ CareFlight Rescue Pilot Peter Marris said a young child came out in front of the man while he was running.

“The man has turned quickly to miss colliding with the child, but his sudden movement has caused him to lose balance and fall, injuring his shoulder,” Mr Marris said.

The Bundaberg RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to the Orchid Beach airstrip on Fraser Island shortly after 3pm today.

The man was flown to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition.

This is the second airlift from Fraser Island in two days.

Overnight, the Bundaberg crew airlifted a 14-month-old child with second degree burns to her hands.

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