Two critical rescue missions flown by CareFlight helicopters today
RACQ CareFlight helicopters have flown two critical rescue missions today, successfully ferrying sick and injured patients to hospital care.
Shortly before midday, the Sunshine Coast RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to fly to the township of Imbil, south of Gympie, to help treat and transport an 18-month-old child following an accident.
It is believed the young patient had fallen from on top of a toy box at home and suffered head injuries as a result.
Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics ferried the child to the Imbil Showgrounds, where they were met by CareFlight's Maroochydore-based helicopter.
The child was flown from to Nambour General Hospital in a stable condition, along with his father.
Earlier in the day, the Toowoomba-based rescue helicopter was urgently required at a remote rural property near Kogan, north-west of Dalby, to attend to a man in his mid-60s suffering from a medical condition.
The CareFlight crew met emergency services personnel at the scene after landing in a neighbouring paddock.
The patient was assessed at the scene, before being transported to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition.