76 year old man airlifted after horse fall

The man had been riding the horse at a homestead some time before 11.30am today when he fell and sustained head, neck and chest injuries.

He was stabilised by CareFlight’s Critical Care Doctor and Flight Intensive Care Paramedic and flown to Toowoomba Base Hospital.
He travelled in a stable condition.
The Surat Basin Gas Industry Aeromedical Service began flying in April 2011, to minimise impacts on community medical services in Queensland’s far south west.

The Service donates the aircraft to the community for emergencies such as these and airlifted nearly 150 seriously ill or injured residents in that time.