The man was fishing with a group when the boat became lodged in a sandbar. While attempting to move the boat his leg came into contact with the propeller.
The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter – with LifeFlight Critical Care doctor on board – treated the man at the scene before airlifting him to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.
2016-17 was a record year for LifeFlight, with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing 5,252 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.
LifeFlight is a community-based charity that relies on donations from the public and community support to the LifeFlight Foundation.
To support the LifeFlight Foundation visit:https://lifeflight.org.au/page/support-us/