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Man airlifted following mustering accident

A man in his late-30s has been airlifted by the Bundaberg RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter this afternoon, following a mustering accident on a property near Kalpowar, north west of Gin Gin.

It is believed that the man suffered chest and hip injuries as a result of being thrown from his horse during a cattle muster.

He was treated at the scene by Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics, before being flown to Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition.

This is the fourth accident involving livestock that CareFlight crews have attended to in the last six days.

  • On Sunday, 15 February, an elderly man suffered suspected chest injuries after he was knocked over and kicked in the jaw by a cow on a property near Kilkivan in the South Burnett region. The Sunshine Coast RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter flew the man to Nambour General Hospital.
  • A Darling Downs woman was injured while tending to a horse on Thursday, 12 February. She was taken to Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital by the Toowoomba-based CareFlight crew.
  • A teenage girl was airlifted from a property near Eidsvold  by the Bundaberg crew on Wednesday, 11 February, after falling from her horse. She was flown to Bundaberg Base Hospital in a stable condition.