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  1. Man airlifted after parachuting accident

    Man airlifted after parachuting accident

    The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a Brisbane man in his 30's from the scene of a parachute accident north west of Brisbane.

  2. Man injured in single vehicle rollover near Warwick

    Man injured in single vehicle rollover near Warwick

    A man in his late thirties has been airlifted by the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after he was involved in a single-vehicle rollover near Warwick.

  3. LifeFlight crew jumps out of the cockpit and into the saddle

    LifeFlight crew jumps out of the cockpit and into the saddle

    Tough, wet conditions are expected to challenge cyclists gearing up for the annual Ride the Range event in Toowoomba this weekend.

  4. Excavator falls seven metres off bridge

    Excavator falls seven metres off bridge

    A Maroochydore man in his 60s has suffered multiple trauma injuries after an excavator he was operating fell seven metres off a bridge.

  5. Council worker bitten by snake

    Council worker bitten by snake

    A council worker was airlifted by LifeFlight's Surat Gas Aero-Medical Service (SGAS) rescue helicopter on Friday night after she suffered a suspected snake bite west of Gayndah.

  6. Little pigs bring home the bacon for LifeFlight

    Little pigs bring home the bacon for LifeFlight

    The seventh annual Sandy Creek Pig Races has raised approximately $8,000 for the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter service, making it one of the region’s most successful fundraisers for the charity.

  7. Woman airlifted after Irukandji sting

    Woman airlifted after Irukandji sting

    The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked at 8:30am Saturday morning after it was reported a woman had been stung by a suspected Irukandji jellyfish at Deepwater, south of Agnes Waters.

  8. Dramatic rescue of man trapped overnight in flood waters

    Dramatic rescue of man trapped overnight in flood waters

    A man has had a lucky escape when he was winched to safety this afternoon by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue after being trapped on the top of his truck in flood waters for over 14 hours.

  9. Toowoomba digs deep in a weekend of charity festivities

    Toowoomba digs deep in a weekend of charity festivities

    The Toowoomba and South West region hosted two fundraising events in support of RACQ LifeFlight Rescue over the weekend - the Charnelle Charolais sperm cattle auction and the Mountain Man motocross event - which raised around $12,000.

  10. Two people airlifted from Fraser Island 4WD accident

    Two people airlifted from Fraser Island 4WD accident

    Two RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters have been tasked this morning to a single motor vehicle accident north of Eurong Creek, Fraser Island.

  11. Surfer airlifted from Double Island Point

    Surfer airlifted from Double Island Point

    The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has flown to Double Island Point to airlift an injured surfer.

  12. Young girl injured by fall from ATV

    Young girl injured by fall from ATV

    The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked at 9:27AM to a rural property southwest of Ipswich.

  13. Patient airlifted from Orchid Beach

    Patient airlifted from Orchid Beach

    The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Orchid Beach at 4:27PM to retrieve a patient suffering from suspected abdominal issues.

  14. Rider airlifted from Gap Creek motorbike track

    Rider airlifted from Gap Creek motorbike track

    The Toowoomba based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Gap Creek Motorbike Park at 9:31AM to attend to an injured motorbike rider.

     

  15. Former pro motocross rider owes his life to LifeFlight

    Former pro motocross rider owes his life to LifeFlight

    Joining his first motocross club at the age of 14, Bryan Fleming finally had an appropriate outlet for his love of motorbikes, cars and racing.

  16. Pioneering aviatrix now a passionate LifeFlight volunteer

    Pioneering aviatrix now a passionate LifeFlight volunteer

    LifeFlight volunteer and inspirational aviation professional, Mary Earnshaw, has been a trailblazer and source of true inspiration in the world of aviation and shows no signs of giving up on her greatest passion any time soon.

  17. Fraser Coast man treated for snake bite

    Fraser Coast man treated for snake bite

    A man in his early twenties has been airlifted by the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after he suffered a suspected taipan snake bite.

  18. Two young males airlifted after separate motorcross accidents

    Two young males airlifted after separate motorcross accidents

    The Brisbane based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted a young boy from Chinchilla Hospital on Sunday afternoon after he was badly injured while riding his motor bike.

  19. Swarm of wasps stings male near Leyburn

    Swarm of wasps stings male near Leyburn

    The Toowoomba based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Leyburn after a male in his late sixties was stung by a swarm of wasps.

  20. Body boarder airlifted from South Stradbroke Island

    Body boarder airlifted from South Stradbroke Island

    The Brisbane based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a body boarder from the ocean side of South Stradbroke Island Saturday morning.

  21. Snake bite victim airlifted from Tara Hospital

    Snake bite victim airlifted from Tara Hospital

    The Toowoomba RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter last night airlifted a 19 year old woman who was suspected to have suffered a brown snake bite.

  22. A sky high career from LifeFlight Air Crewman to American surgeon

    A sky high career from LifeFlight Air Crewman to American surgeon

    Accompanying a friend and crew member to the Gold Coast Helicopter Service base in 1986, Mark London was instantly absorbed into the adrenaline-fueled world of aeromedical rescue at the age of 16. 

  23. Rural safety new focus for partners

    Rural safety new focus for partners

    New Hope Group and LifeFlight have entered into a new partnership project aimed at improving rural health and safety in farming communities around New Acland Mine.

  24. Man airlifted after head-on collision on Kilcoy-Murgon Road

    Man airlifted after head-on collision on Kilcoy-Murgon Road

    The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man in his 70s who was involved in a head-on collision on Kilcoy-Murgon Road in the Jimna...
  25. LifeFlight welcomes Glencore's renewal of major sponsorship for Mount Isa base

    LifeFlight welcomes Glencore's renewal of major sponsorship for Mount...

    LifeFlight has welcomed the announcement by Glencore North Queensland of a new two-year $300,000 corporate partnership for its North West Queensland...
  26. Man airlifted with suspected spinal injuries

    Man airlifted with suspected spinal injuries

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man in his 50s from a private property near Gympie.

  27. LifeFlight airlifts man after car flips over

    LifeFlight airlifts man after car flips over

    The Mount Isa RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a patient from Cloncurry Hospital last night after a two vehicle accident approximately 60km east of Cloncurry.

  28. First mission for LifeFlight’s newest AW139

    First mission for LifeFlight’s newest AW139

    The Sunshine Coast’s new ‘Don Moffatt’ RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has flown its first mission overnight.

  29. Rescue of fallen paraglider off Sunshine Coast

    Rescue of fallen paraglider off Sunshine Coast

    The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted a man in his mid-twenties after the sail of his paraglider malfunctioned and he fell into the side of the Point Cartwright Lighthouse cliffs.

  30. Winning woodchopper supports the charity that saved his life

    Winning woodchopper supports the charity that saved his life

    Australia’s only one armed competitive woodchopper, Nick Fredriksen, celebrated his new association with LifeFlight in 2017 with two blue ribbons at the Stanthorpe Show Woodchopping Competition earlier this month.

  31. Extra funding for LifeFlight Mount Isa service

    Extra funding for LifeFlight Mount Isa service

    The Palaszczuk Government has committed $800,000 to keep the LifeFlight helicopter flying to ensure the safety of residents and visitors to the...
  32. Man suffers multiple injuries in hay bale accident

    Man suffers multiple injuries in hay bale accident

    The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man in his 40s who suffered multiple injuries when two hay bales fell on him while working on a property south of Toowoomba.

  33. Two year old boy airlifted from Fraser Island

    Two year old boy airlifted from Fraser Island

    The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a two year old boy who lost consciousness at Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island late this afternoon.

  34. Young teenager airlifted after motorbike accident

    Young teenager airlifted after motorbike accident

    The Bundaberg based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to a private property near Lake Monduran for a young male patient who had come off a motorbike and gone through a barbwire fence.

  35. LifeFlight farewells board members and introduces newest AW139

    LifeFlight farewells board members and introduces newest AW139

    LifeFlight has farewelled two valued board members at an honorary event at the Sunshine Coast helicopter hangar last night and has named its newest AW139 helicopter after one of them.

  36. Japanese student airlifted after near drowning

    Japanese student airlifted after near drowning

    A nineteen year old Japanese student has been airlifted by the Brisbane RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after she nearly drowned at Tangalooma Island Resort earlier this morning.

  37. Four patients injured in motor vehicle accident

    Four patients injured in motor vehicle accident

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a male patient in his 70s following an accident involving two vehicles at an intersection in the South Burnett region.

  38. Child airlifted after near drowning at Tin Can Bay

    Child airlifted after near drowning at Tin Can Bay

    The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Tin Can Bay at 1:15pm to treat and transport an 8 year old boy who was involved in a near drowning incident.

  39. Three airlifted after boat flipped at Bustard Head

    Three airlifted after boat flipped at Bustard Head

    The Bundaberg RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was called in to retrieve three patients from an overturned vessel near Bustard Head early this morning.

  40. Toowoomba teenager thanks LifeFlight for service in the South West

    Toowoomba teenager thanks LifeFlight for service in the South West

    Former LifeFlight patient and Toowoomba teenager Connor Sharpe will show his gratitude to RACQ LifeFlight Rescue at an event tonight celebrating 10 years of saving lives in the Toowoomba and South West region.

  41. Woman trapped in vehicle on Burnett Highway

    Woman trapped in vehicle on Burnett Highway

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a woman in her 70s who was involved in a single vehicle accident on the Burnett Highway this morning.

  42. Money raised and lives saved at Stanthorpe’s first Charity Cattle Auction

    Money raised and lives saved at Stanthorpe’s first Charity Cattle...

    Good natured rivalry was alive and well at the inaugural charity cattle auction at the Stanthorpe Agricultural Show yesterday, with over $46 thousand dollars raised for the sole beneficiary, RACQ LifeFlight Rescue.

  43. LifeFlight Doctor’s daring double winch off cargo ship

    LifeFlight Doctor’s daring double winch off cargo ship

    LifeFlight Doctor Koert Jan Schonewille performed his first ever offshore winch rescue this week to save two men who were seriously injured on board the cargo ship Shanghai Spirit, 32 nautical miles (65 km) off the coast of Rockhampton.

  44. Doctors take flight in new aero-medical roles

    Doctors take flight in new aero-medical roles

    LifeFlight Doctor Thomas Holland grew up in remote Borneo and says seeing countless childhood friends being airlifted by air ambulances to healthcare overseas was what inspired him to become a flight doctor years later.

  45. Motorcyclist reunited with the crew that saved his life

    Motorcyclist reunited with the crew that saved his life

    It was an emotional reunion at the Toowoomba helicopter base today, when past patient and avid off-road motorbike rider, Cardell Turner finally got the chance to thank the RACQ LifeFlight crew who helped save his life.

  46. Hang glider winched from Numinbah Valley

    Hang glider winched from Numinbah Valley

    A female hang glider in her late thirties has been winched rescued by the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after she crashed into hillside in Numinbah Valley, an area in the Gold Coast hinterland.

  47. Tenth mission flown to Gap Creek Motocross Park

    Tenth mission flown to Gap Creek Motocross Park

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue flew its tenth rescue mission to Gap Creek Motocross Park in less than twelve months to airlift an injured rider earlier today.

  48. Back to back missions for Sunshine Coast crew

    Back to back missions for Sunshine Coast crew

    The Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has had a busy day flying two back to back missions in the Tandur and Double Island Point regions.

  49. Motor vehicle accident outside Cooyar

    Motor vehicle accident outside Cooyar

    A male in his mid-twenties has been airlifted by the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after his vehicle crashed into an embankment on the New England Highway, outside Cooyar.

  50. Charity Cattle Auction will help save lives

    Charity Cattle Auction will help save lives

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue service will be the sole beneficiary of a charity auction at the Stanthorpe Show next week featuring cattle, sheep and even bottles of wine.

  51. LifeFlight congratulates Don Moffatt on Australia Day Award

    LifeFlight congratulates Don Moffatt on Australia Day Award

    LifeFlight chairman Rob Borbidge has congratulated recently retired LifeFlight Deputy Chairman and Director Don Moffatt on being appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day honours list announced today.

  52. RACQ LifeFlight Rescue joins Australia Day celebrations

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue joins Australia Day celebrations

    The Sunshine Coast based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue team are trading in their uniforms for the day and lacing up their running shoes in the hopes of winning gold at Aussie World’s Australia Day ‘Dunny Races’ tomorrow.

  53. Elderly man found after search and rescue mission

    Elderly man found after search and rescue mission

    Bundaberg based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew has treated a man in his early 70s who went missing close to Bundaberg Sugar Plantation today.

  54. A Pig Day Out in support of local charities

    A Pig Day Out in support of local charities

    A day of beef, bacon and pig racing at a country pub outside of Toowoomba will help RACQ LifeFlight Rescue to keep saving lives in south-west Queensland.

  55. Greek doctor becomes LifeFlight’s longest serving registrar

    Greek doctor becomes LifeFlight’s longest serving registrar

    When Doctor Kostas Fakiris signed on for a six-month rotation as an RACQ LifeFlight Rescue doctor in 2013, he had no idea that four years later he would break a LifeFlight record.

  56. Man airlifted after motocross accident

    Man airlifted after motocross accident

    The Sunshine Coast based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Neerdie State Forest west of Tin Can Bay Sunday morning around 9:45 am to a motocross rider that had fallen from his bike during a ride with friends in the forest.

  57. Toddler kicked in the head by horse

    Toddler kicked in the head by horse

    The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked at 5:00 PM to a rural property near Monto yesterday afternoon.

  58. RACQ LifeFlight Rescue attends Moonie Highway crash

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue attends Moonie Highway crash

    The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to a motor vehicle accident on the Moonie Highway near Dalby at 11:31 AM this morning. 

  59. LifeFlight choppers and jets in record year for lifesaving missions

    LifeFlight choppers and jets in record year for lifesaving missions

    2016 was a record-breaking year for RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters, flying 1,957 missions across Queensland costing more than $24 million.

  60. Man injured in motor vehicle collision

    Man injured in motor vehicle collision

    A Toowoomba man in his late twenties has suffered hip and shoulder injuries after his motorcycle collided with a 4WD at Cooyar Range this afternoon.

  61. 10 year old boy suffers snake bite

    10 year old boy suffers snake bite

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a 10 year old boy who suffered a snake bite on his family property in the South Burnett region.

  62. Boy seriously injured after being hit by car

    Boy seriously injured after being hit by car

    A school-aged boy has been urgently airlifted to Brisbane after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle approximately 40 kilometres outside Murgon in the South Burnett region today.

  63. Man injured after angry bull charges gate

    Man injured after angry bull charges gate

    A man in his 50s has been airlifted by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue after being attacked by a bull in the Western Downs region today.

  64. LifeFlight airlifts plane crash survivor from Bustard Head crash

    LifeFlight airlifts plane crash survivor from Bustard Head crash

    The Bundaberg RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a pilot who survived a light plane crash at Bustard Head, north of Middle Island today

  65. From Congo firefighter to saving lives with LifeFlight

    From Congo firefighter to saving lives with LifeFlight

    Brett Cochrane’s adventurous life has prepared him well for a career at LifeFlight.

  66. Man airlifted after falling from rocks Fraser Island

    Man airlifted after falling from rocks Fraser Island

    The Bundaberg based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Orchid Beach on Fraser Island just after 10am Sunday morning.

  67. Woman airlifted after car accident near Nanango

    Woman airlifted after car accident near Nanango

    The Toowoomba based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to a single vehicle accident on the D'Aguilar Hwy five kilometers N.W. of Nanango Saturday morning around 9am.

  68. Man airlifted after serious car accident Sunshine Coast

    Man airlifted after serious car accident Sunshine Coast

    The Sunshine Coast based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to a single vehicle accident near Buddina on the Sunshine Coast Friday evening at 7:30 pm.

  69. LifeFlight pilot recalls dramatic rescue from Mt Beerwah

    LifeFlight pilot recalls dramatic rescue from Mt Beerwah

    RACQ LifeFlight rescue helicopter pilot Aaron Regan has recounted the late afternoon airlift of a man who was injured in a fall while climbing Mt Beerwah yesterday.

  70. Injured climber winched from Mt Beerwah

    Injured climber winched from Mt Beerwah

    The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter winched a male in his mid-twenties after he slipped on a slope at Mt Beerwah and suffered lower limb injuries.

  71. Eighth suspected Irukandji sting on Fraser Island

    Eighth suspected Irukandji sting on Fraser Island

    The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter flew to Orchid Beach on Fraser Island last night to airlift a teenaged girl who suffered a suspected Irukandji jellyfish sting.

  72. Teen airlifted after marine sting on Fraser Island

    Teen airlifted after marine sting on Fraser Island

    The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter flew to Fraser Island this afternoon to airlift a teenager who suffered a suspected irukandji jellyfish sting, the seventh airlift of its kind in the past week.

  73. Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue records busy start to 2017

    Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue records busy start to 2017

    Yesterday the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight has recorded a busy start to the new year after completing 4 missions over a 14 hour period which included one inter hospital transfer from Warwick and three critical missions.

     

     

  74. Man injured in new year festivities on Fraser

    Man injured in new year festivities on Fraser

    A man in his early 20's has sustained suspected neck injuries after he was pushed off the top of a four wheel drive while partaking in new year festivities at 1:00 am this morning.

  75. Helicopter flies to patient on Bunya Mountains

    Helicopter flies to patient on Bunya Mountains

    The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter flew to the Bunya Mountains to attend to a patient at 9:42 am yesterday morning.

  76. Water skier injured at Maroon Dam

    Water skier injured at Maroon Dam

    The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter flew to Maroon Dam to attend to an injured water skier at 5:01pm yesterday afternoon.