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Motorbike rider uses makeshift tourniquet after crash

A motorbike rider has used his belt as a makeshift tourniquet after he crashed his bike while herding cattle, on a property west of Noosa.

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was called to airlift the man, aged in his 50s, after he was found by a mate over two hours later. 

He had sustained lower limb injuries and was suffering from severe blood loss, which he managed to stem by creating a makeshift tourniquet.

The aeromedical team treated the man at the scene before he was airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue was tasked to the mission at 1.15pm.

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