Busy weekend already for RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews

The Brisbane-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked just after 1:30pm Saturday afternoon to Stanthorpe Hospital to airlift a toddler who had fallen from a ride-on lawn mower which resulted in his right foot being partially amputated.

The accident occurred on a property in New South Wales and the boy and his mother were transported by ambulance to Stanthorpe Hospital before being airlifted to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in a serious but stable condition.


The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight rescue helicopter was tasked at 2:20 PM to a property east ofToogoolawah where a male in his fifties had been lopping trees. While cutting the tree trunks, one large section of tree rolled over on him, crushing one of his legs.

The rescue helicopter landed at the property and the RACQ Lifelight medical team assisted the Queensland Ambulance Service in treating the male. He was stabilised and was airlifted to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition.

LifeFlight’s Toowoomba-based Surat Gas Aero-Medical Service (SGAS) helicopter was tasked to Tara on Saturday afternoon just after 3:30 PM to airlift another toddler who had suffered head injuries after being kicked in the head by a horse.

The toddler was airlifted to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition.