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Chance visit to neighbours saves woman's life

A chance visit to a neighbour's property has helped to save a woman's life after she collapsed and suffered a suspected heart attack north-east of Dalby yesterday.

The woman, in her late 40s, had run across to her rural neighbour's property when she collapsed with a cardiac condition and her neighbours were able to raise the alarm and phoned triple-0. 

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics were first on the scene to treat the woman before the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue chopper arrived, with a LifeFlight Critical Care doctor onboard.

The woman was flown to the Princess Alexander Hospital in Brisbane in a stable condition. 

Today the Bundaberg-based RACQ Lifeflight crew has airlifted a 40-year-old woman from a property outside Gladstone after she suffered a suspected stroke.

It concluded a busy 72 hours of lifesaving missions for RACQ LifeFlight Rescue, airlifting 19 patients across the state since Saturday with various trauma injuries and medical conditions.

The missions included a man who was trampled by a bull, a farmer who was pinned under his tractor, a traffic controller injured in a road accident and a man who fell from a tree.

Medical conditions included cardiac, respiratory issues and obstetric complications.

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