RACQ LifeFlight Rescue airlifts man injured by falling tree branch

The Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has flown a man to hospital, after he was hit by a falling tree branch, this afternoon.

It’s believed the patient, aged in his forties, had been using a chainsaw to cut branches, when one fell and struck him in the head.

The rescue chopper was called to the region, west of Kilcoy, at 1:15pm.

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics were able to transport the man from the private property where the incident happened, to a nearby school oval, where the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter had landed.

The man was treated for suspected head and spinal injuries, before being flown to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, in a stable condition.

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