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Boy airlifted following fall from tree

The Toowoomba RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was dispatched to Durong, north of Dalby, shortly after 10am this morning, following reports a young male had fallen from a tree and severely injured himself.

It is believed that the child was playing on a private property when he climbed a tree and lost his footing, falling up to 5 metres.

He suffered suspected spinal injuries as a result of the accident.

The boy was treated by Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics at the scene, before being handed over to the CareFlight medical team.

The patient was flown to Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in a stable condition.