CareFlight fundraiser winched from forest

After airlifting a teen injured at a horse riding event west of Murgon, the crew were tasked from the Nambour Hospital helipad to a forest west of Gympie where a man reportedly on an off-road motorcycle fundraiser for CareFlight was injured when he came off his bike.

The man in his fifties, was said to have hit a ditch while riding in a group and suffered injuries after falling off his bike.

Just after midday, a QAS paramedic onboard the CareFlight helicopter was winched down to the scene, where he treated the patient for his injuries and prepared him to be winched on a stretcher into the aircraft.

The patient was then flown to Nambour Hospital in a stable condition.

The crew then performed two interhospital transfers, one from Gympie Hospital to Nambour Hospital for a seriously ill elderly woman suffering a medical condition and a second from Hervey Bay Hospital for a man in his forties with suspected sepsis. He travelled in a stable condition to Nambour Hospital.