Horseman airlifted by RACQ CareFlight

A horseman has been airlifted by RACQ CareFlight Rescue after being discovered in a paddock at Hivesville, west of Gympie.

The man had been working his property this morning when he fell from his horse sustaining injuries to his left side.

The alarm was raised when he failed to return to the homestead and was found lying on the ground in a nearby paddock.

The Sunshine Coast RACQ CareFlight Rescue crew was tasked to the property just after nine this morning.

The elderly man was airlifted to the Nambour Base Hospital in a stable condition.