RACQ LifeFlight Rescue chopper lands on sandbar to airlift injured man

The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has landed on a sandbar, to airlift a man who fell from the back of a large boat, in the Gladstone region.

The rescue crew was tasked to the scene, north of Agnes Water, at 4:15pm today (Friday 21st August).

The pilot was able to land the chopper on a stretch of sand, near the boat.

The patient was loaded into a smaller vessel, to be ferried over to the aircraft, where a Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Flight Paramedic started treatment.

The man, aged in his 50s, was flown to Bundaberg Hospital, with an arm injury.

He was in a stable condition.