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RACQ LifeFlight Rescue airlifts German tourist following bus accident

A German tourist was airlifted from Fraser Island by the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter following a bus accident today.

The Bundaberg RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to the island shortly after 2pm where three bus passengers had been reportedly injured after the vehicle they were travelling in encountered difficulties along an uneven stretch of sand.

The woman in her 20s suffered suspected back and facial injuries as a result of the incident.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter’s Flight Paramedic assisted local Queensland Ambulance Services officers at the scene.

The patient was then airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital for further treatment.

She travelled in a stable condition.

This was the second patient the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted from Fraser Island today.

Earlier this morning, a nine-month-old boy suffering a respiratory condition was also airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital for further medical treatment.