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LifeFlight rescues man after serious fall from water tank

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has airlifted a man in his 50s after he fell approximately 1.5 metres off the ledge of a water tank on his property near Gympie.

The man suffered serious chest injuries when his body hit a truck parked next to the water tank during the fall.

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter - with a LifeFlight Critical Care Doctor on board – flew to the scene just after 6pm last night.

The man was placed into an induced coma and stabilised for the flight.

He was then airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in a serious condition. 

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.

LifeFlight is a community-based charity funded and supported by the LifeFlight Foundation

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