Night vision goggles help save 12 year old boy

The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew used the goggles on board the aircraft to navigate their landing in a paddock approximately 2km away from the family’s private property near Cooyar in the Darling Downs region.

Local landowners also played a part in the rescue, driving their utility vehicles to the paddock to help light up the landing for the aeromedical crew.

The local response team at Cooyar and Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics were first on the scene to assist, followed by the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter which touched down just after 6pm.

The young boy was transported in a stable condition, accompanied by his mother, to Toowoomba Hospital for further treatment.

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