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Man winched off Double Island Point

A 20 year old male has been winched off Teerwah Beach near Double Island Point by the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter at 8:37AM this morning. 

The male sustained suspected neck injuries after falling over on sand dunes during the previous day, after his condition had not improved he then contacted emergency services. 

Due to high tides and the patient's proximity to campsites, the rescue helicopter was not able to land and instead winched the patient off the beach. 

Queensland Ambulance Services were unable to reach the patient because of the remote location and high tides. The helicopter transported the man to Nambour Hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.