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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.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked at approximately 7.15pm and airlifted the woman from Tara Hospital to the Tooowoomba Base Hospital in a stable condition.


Last calendar year RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews treated 11 patients who were believed to have suffered a suspected snake bite.

As part of a double passenger airlift, the woman was accompanied by a 23 year old female who was suffering from a suspected medical condition. The second woman also travelled in a stable condition.

The capacity of all RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters to conduct double airlifts can save valuable time and money and ensure patients reach higher levels of care more quickly.