CareFlight airlifts critically ill woman from Russell Island

The Brisbane-based RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to the island at around 10.30am.

The woman was flown to the Princess Alexandra Hospital on board CareFlight’s AW139 helicopter under the watchful eye of the Critical Care Doctor and Intensive Care Flight Nurse.

She was in a critical condition.

More than 40% of RACQ CareFlight Rescue’s patients are over the age of 50.