Motorcyclist rides 20km with broken leg to save his mates

The Mount Isa-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted two motocross riders to hospital after a multi-agency search, sparked by a motorcyclist who rode 20 kilometres with a broken leg, to raise the alarm.

It’s believed three male teenagers were riding on a track south of Mount Isa around lunch time today, when two of them crashed their bikes.

One rider was knocked unconscious, while another suffered a broken leg.

After pulling the unconscious teen under a tree to protect him from the sun, his friends decided the teen with the broken leg would ride to town and seek help.

After two hours waiting with his unconscious mate, the uninjured teenager decided to ride to the main road, to try and flag down help.

In that time, Queensland Police Service (QPS) and Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) had already started a search and came across the uninjured rider on the highway.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was already in the air and able to follow him back to the scene, where they located the third motocross rider.

The chopper landed, and the QAS flight paramedic accessed both riders.

They were both dehydrated and one had suffered two broken wrists in the crash.

Both teenagers were airlifted to the Mount Isa Hospital in a stable condition, under the care of the RACQ Lifeflight Rescue QAS Flight Paramedic.