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Teenage girl airlifted to Gold Coast after water tubing accident

A 16-year-old girl has been injured after coming off a water tube at Lake Moogerah, located south-west of Ipswich.

The Gold Coast RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was called to the scene about 4.30pm.

RACQ CareFlight Rescue Aircrewman Ryan Purchase said the girl was being towed behind a speed boat in a water tube when she was thrown off into the water.

“The QAS Flight Paramedic on-board the chopper treated the girl for a suspected spinal injury,” he said.

The teen was airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

Her father travelled with her in the helicopter.

This Easter, RACQ CareFlight Rescue is urging holiday-makers to stay safe on roads, in the water and when venturing out to remote areas.

More details on holiday safety can be found on CareFlight’s website.