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Chainsaw accident severely injures woman

A woman in her 60s has been airlifted by the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after she sustained severe lower limb injuries in a chainsaw accident on her property outside Gin Gin earlier today.

The woman was cutting shrubbery with her husband with the chainsaw when the accident occurred.

Her husband applied first-aid before she was treated by Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics.

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter met the patient at the Gin Gin Showgrounds.

She was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital for specialist treatment. 

2017 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,344 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

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