Critically injured man airlifted after falling 8 metres from tree

An RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a critically injured man, after he reportedly fell eight metres from a tree he was working on, in the Bundaberg region.

Both the Bundaberg and Brisbane-based aircraft were tasked, shortly before 4 o’clock this afternoon (Monday 27 Sept). 

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) officers transported the patient from the scene, to a nearby oval, to rendezvous with the choppers. 

The aeromedical crews worked alongside paramedics to treat the man for head injuries. 

The Brisbane-based crew then flew him to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, in a critical condition.

The man, aged in his 60s, travelled under the care of an RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor and a Flight Nurse.