First double airlift performed off Fraser Island

Two patients – a man and a woman – were airlifted from Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island following separate incidents.

A Brisbane woman, aged 71, was airlifted after she suffered a suspected fractured wrist after tripping over a child.

A Logan man, aged 60, was also airlifted after he fainted and suffered suspected head trauma when he fell. 

Both patients were airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition.
The upgraded helicopter provides a more comprehensive lifesaving service to the region with its ability to airlift multiple trauma patients.

2016-17 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,252 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

LifeFlight is a community-based charity funded and supported by the LifeFlight Foundation.
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