German tourists airlifted after Fraser crash

RACQ CareFlight Rescue’s Bundaberg-based helicopter flew to the southern tip of Fraser Island near Jabiru Swamp just after 2pm to airlift two women.

CareFlight’s medical team treated the women, both aged in their 20s, for multiple injuries.

They were flown to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition.

Other occupants of the vehicle were treated by the Queensland Ambulance Service on scene, and sadly, one occupant was deceased.

This is the fourth rescue mission CareFlight’s Bundaberg team has flown to Fraser Island for in the past month.

On the 5th October, a Brisbane man in his 40s was airlifted from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay Hospital with suspected broken ribs.

A week later, a woman in her 20s was airlifted from the island following a suspected snake bite.

Yesterday (Thursday 30th) the team flew to another single vehicle rollover on the island but was stood down before arrival.