Seriously injured schoolboy airlifted after falling off horse

Toowoomba’s RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a boy to hospital, after he was injured in a horse riding incident, this evening.

The rescue chopper was called to a private property, in the South Burnett Region, just after 7pm. 

It’s believed the primary school-aged boy had been riding a horse, when it bucked him off.

The boy’s neck was reportedly caught in the reins, as he fell.

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics were first to the scene and treated the patient for minor neck and serious leg injuries. 

QAS paramedics organised local vehicles to shine their headlights on an area of paddock, to illuminate a landing pad for the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter.

The boy was flown to Toowoomba Hospital, in a stable condition.

His mother travelled with the aeromedical team, as an escort.