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Busy few days for RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

It's been a busy few days for RACQ LifeFlight Rescue, landing at the scene of accidents at Tin Can Bay and Kin Kin, and airlifting three patients on inter-hospital transfers.

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews started yesterday by flying to Tin Can Bay to airlift a woman in her 60s who was suffering from sepsis. 

She was airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) in a stable condition.

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew was then tasked to Kin Kin to airlifted a 10-month-old baby who had reportedly stopped breathing.

He was treated by a LifeFlight Critical Care doctor and airlifted to the SCUH in a stable condition. 

Three inter-hospital transfers were also performed by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews, which included airlifting patients with cardiac and respiratory conditions, and airlifting a neonatal baby. 

Since Sunday, RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews have performed 25 missions across the state including a daring winch rescue of a cruise ship passenger off the Fraser Coast.

2016-17 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,252 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

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