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Busy weekend for RACQ CareFlight rescue crew

The RACQ CareFlight rescue helicopter flew to Stanthope at around 8pm on Saturday evening to airlift a 33 year old woman who suffered a venomous snake bite.

RACQ CareFlight Aircrewman Leigh Ainsley said the woman was bitten by a deadly Red-bellied black snake.

“She received initial treatment at Stanthorpe Hospital. However, it was determined she required further treatment at Toowoomba Base Hospital.

“We airlifted her to Toowoomba and she travelled in a stable condition.”

The mission was part of a double patient transfer with a 70 year old male from Stanthorpe also airlifted in the same flight.

The man was suffering from a gall bladder infection and was in a serious but stable condition.

Upon arriving back at the Toowoomba hangar, the crew was immediately tasked to Chinchilla to airlift a young woman who was suffering a suspected case of Meningitis.

The patient was also flown to Toowoomba Base Hospital in a stable condition.

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