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CareFlight airlifts three patients including man bitten by pig

It has been a busy day for the RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter service, with three patients airlifted to hospital since 9am.

The Bundaberg RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked on a double airlift in the North Burnett region this morning, flying west to Monto Hospital to pick up a woman in her 20s with a suspected spinal injury.

The woman had sustained the injury overnight while playing touch football.

The Bundaberg helicopter continued its journey south to the Eidsvold Medical Centre to retrieve the second patient – a man whose right thumb was severely injured after he was bitten by a pig on the hand.

The bite caused fractures to the man’s right hand and severe tissue damage to his right thumb.

Both the man and woman were flown to Bundaberg Base Hospital in a stable condition.

CareFlight’s Bundaberg crew was immediately called out to Mundubbera Hospital for a boy who fell from a horse.

The young boy suffered a suspected concussion.

He was transferred to Bundaberg Base Hospital in a stable condition.

On average RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopters fly to the aid of at least three Queensland residents every day.