Girl airlifted after boating accident

A young girl has been airlifted to hospital after a boating accident, at a lake in the Scenic Rim.

The Toowoomba-based LifeFlight Surat Gas Aeromedical Service (SGAS) helicopter was tasked at 2:30pm (Sunday 20th September).

It’s believed the pre-teen had been riding on a tube, off the back of a jet ski, when she collided with an on coming boat.

The aeromedical crew landed near the scene, and assisted local Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics, who were first on scene.

They treated the girl for facial and suspected chest injuries.

She was airlifted to the Queensland Children’s Hospital in a stable condition.

The LifeFlight SGAS helicopter performed the mission, as part of the SGAS partners commitment to assisting in providing the south west region and beyond, with community aeromedical coverage, by donating 150 flying hours each year.