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Fishing accident injures man

The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man in his thirties after he was involved in a fishing accident on Northwest Island, approximately 75 kilometres off the coast of Gladstone.

The man received lower limb injuries and was treated at the scene by an off-duty doctor.

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue landed shortly after and a Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Flight Paramedic assessed the man.

He was then airlifted to Bundaberg in a stable 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 5,342 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

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