Man loses hand after boating accident

It’s believed the accident occurred while he was helping to unload a boat. 

The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to the scene, north of Bundaberg, shortly after 12:30pm where the crew worked alongside paramedics from the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) to stabilise the man before flying him to hospital. 

The 2017-2018 financial year was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,452 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.