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Busy afternoon for RACQ CareFlight Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was kept busy Sunday afternoon.

The crew's first mission was to a motorcycle accident near Connondale in the Sunshine Coast's Hinterland where a motorcyclist and his pillion passenger swerved to miss a vehicle and both came off their bike.

The 31-year-old female pillion passenger from Brisbane suffered head and suspected abdominal injuries in the accident.

Both the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) and the helicopter's medical team of Doctor and Intensive Care Paramedic treated the patient at the scene before airlifting her to Nambour General Hospital in a stable condition.

The male rider suffered minor abrasions and was road transported by QAS to Nambour General Hospital.

In the second mission the crew flew to Booloumba Falls, in the Connondale National Park where a 42-year-old woman from the Sunshine Coast had slipped on rocks and fell.

She suffered lacerations to her head.

Family members with the woman helped her up the track to waiting QAS paramedics, who then assessed and treated her before travelling a short distance to where the rescue helicopter had landed.

She was stabilised and was airlifted to Nambour General Hospital in a stable condition.