Man airlifted after tree crashes onto him

The Sunshine-Coast based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew has airlifted a man, injured when a tree he was chopping down, landed on him.

It’s believed the man, aged in his 30s, was chopping down a large gum tree on a private property south of Gympie when the tree fell, trapping him underneath.

The rescue chopper was tasked into action shortly after 1.30pm.

The pilot landed the aircraft on a road near the scene and was met by local Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) officers and Queensland Police Service personnel.

The aeromedical crew worked alongside paramedics to treat the man for head, chest and limb injuries.

He was flown to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.