Injured tourist airlifted from Fraser Island after fuel fire

It’s believed the man, aged in his thirties, was refueling a generator at a property on the eastern side of the island, when a flash fire occurred.

A Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedic initially treated the patient for his burns, before the rescue helicopter landed on the beach nearby.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue QAS Flight Paramedic stabilised the patient, who was then airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital, in a stable condition.