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  1. LifeFlight airlifts 10 patients in one day

    LifeFlight airlifts 10 patients in one day

    It was a busy day for LifeFlight crews around the state yesterday who were tasked on 11 missions and airlifted 10 patients to hospital.

  2. Woman airlifted from serious accident

    Woman airlifted from serious accident

    The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a woman in her 30s in a serious condition to Bundaberg Hospital following a single motor vehicle accident on the Bruce Highway.

  3. LifeFlight rescues woman from serious accident

    LifeFlight rescues woman from serious accident

    A 71-year-old woman has been airlifted by the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after she was involved in a serious head-on collision on the Mt Lindesay Highway, just outside Beaudesert this morning.

  4. Car plunges into water south of Gympie

    Car plunges into water south of Gympie

    The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a 32-year-old man after his car was found plunged into the water off Mary Valley Link Road bridge, ten kilometres south of Gympie.

  5. Two riders airlifted after separate horse incidents

    Two riders airlifted after separate horse incidents

    The Sunshine Coast based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has attended to two primary missions today involving riders falling from their horses.

  6. Business supporter witnesses outcome of lifesaving investment

    Business supporter witnesses outcome of lifesaving investment

    It was 12 year ago when Steve Doyle was knocked unconscious and almost left severely brain damaged after a skateboarding accident at the Peregian skate park at the Sunshine Coast. 

  7. Gympie school unites to support injured student

    Gympie school unites to support injured student

    Gympie school, Victory College and childcare centre, MyKindy have banded together to support local student, Tristan Sik by hosting the ‘Day for Tristan' fundraising event today, raising more than $1000 for the LifeFlight Foundation.

  8. Two patients airlifted by Mount Isa helicopter

    Two patients airlifted by Mount Isa helicopter

    The Mount Isa-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter performed two inter-hospital transfers over the weekend, airlifting a male and female patient from Cloncurry hospital in separate incidents.

  9. Woman airlifted after falling from horse

    Woman airlifted after falling from horse

    The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a 60 year old woman from a town outside of Maryborough to the Bundaberg Base Hospital after she fell from a horse.

  10. Four patients airlifted by Toowoomba crews

    Four patients airlifted by Toowoomba crews

    The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man aged in his 30s following a single vehicle accident south-west of Toowoomba this morning.

  11. LifeFlight Jet crew airlifts boy from Moranbah

    LifeFlight Jet crew airlifts boy from Moranbah

    A four year old boy with a brain tumour has been airlifted overnight from Moranbah in Central Queensland to Brisbane by the LifeFlight Air Ambulance jet, sponsored by RACQ.

  12. LifeFlight setting up new rescue helicopter base at Archerfield Airport

    LifeFlight setting up new rescue helicopter base at Archerfield...

    LifeFlight, a world leader in aeromedical care, is building a new home for its Brisbane-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters and crews, at Archerfield Airport.

  13. Three airlifted from Stanthorpe in one day

    Three airlifted from Stanthorpe in one day

    The Brisbane-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted three patients from Stanthorpe Hospital yesterday in separate, but unrelated incidents.

  14. LifeFlight rescues man from quad bike accident

    LifeFlight rescues man from quad bike accident

    The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man after he was involved in a quad bike accident near Bidwell, approximately 12 kilometres south-west of Maryborough yesterday afternoon.

  15. Man suffers heart attack during lawn mower racing competition

    Man suffers heart attack during lawn mower racing competition

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has airlifted a man after he suffered a heart attack during a ride-on lawn mower racing competition near Bullyard, approximately 30 km west of Bundaberg yesterday afternoon.

  16. Bad weekend for motor vehicle accidents

    Bad weekend for motor vehicle accidents

    RACQ LifeFlight has airlifted another two patients from two separate serious motor vehicle accidents over the weekend, including a mother and three children who had a lucky escape when their car overturned near Beaudesert.

  17. Jet ski rider airlifted with suspected spinal injuries

    Jet ski rider airlifted with suspected spinal injuries

    A young jet ski rider has been airlifted to hospital  from Double Island Point by the Bundaberg based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after hitting a freak wave at speed and suffering suspected spinal injuries

  18. Injured bike rider rescued after overnight stay in the bush

    Injured bike rider rescued after overnight stay in the bush

    A trail bike rider has been successfully rescued this morning after spending an uncomfortable night in the bush west of Gympie, following a freak accident last night.

  19. Man airlifted after tractor mishap

    Man airlifted after tractor mishap

    A 64 year old man has been airlifted by the Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after he was involved in a farming accident near Nanango. 

  20. Child airlifted after being scalded by hot water

    Child airlifted after being scalded by hot water

    A nine-year-old girl has been airlifted by the Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after she suffered scalding burns to the front of her body from hot water.

  21. Local dad giving ‘life’ to others

    Local dad giving ‘life’ to others

    Cardell Turner didn’t think he’d live to see his wife or kids again, let alone have the chance to make a tangible difference to the rescue helicopter service which saved his life last September.

  22. Gas oven incident causes serious burns

    Gas oven incident causes serious burns

    The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a 44-year-old woman after an incident involving a gas bottle and an oven at the Kandanga Hotel, approximately 20 kilometres south of Gympie this morning.

  23. LifeFlight to the rescue amid motocross mayhem

    LifeFlight to the rescue amid motocross mayhem

    The Toowoomba RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has wrapped up a busy weekend for its aeromedical crews, transporting a 27 year old woman involved in a motocross mishap at a motocross park near Cooyar this afternoon - the third bike accident at a venue in just over 24 hours. 

  24. Man airlifted after motocross mishap

    Man airlifted after motocross mishap

    A 29 year old man has been airlifted by the Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after crashing his motorbike at a motocross park near Cooyar. 

  25. Man airlifted after head on collision

    Man airlifted after head on collision

    A 22 year old man has been airlifted by the Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after being involved in a two vehicle crash south west of Gympie. 

  26. Boy airlifted after being struck by a truck

    Boy airlifted after being struck by a truck

    A 14 year old boy has been airlifted by the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after he was hit by a truck in Noosaville earlier today.

  27. Roma Gallery to raise big funds for LifeFlight

    Roma Gallery to raise big funds for LifeFlight

    An art exhibition fundraiser for LifeFlight next month has been inspired by some very personal encounters with the Queensland aeromedical rescue service, involving members of the event’s organising committee.

  28. Busy few days for RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

    Busy few days for RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

    It's been a busy few days for RACQ LifeFlight Rescue, landing at the scene of accidents at Tin Can Bay and Kin Kin, and airlifting three patients on inter-hospital transfers.

  29. Woman gored by bull thanks rescuers

    Woman gored by bull thanks rescuers

    Louisa Welk never thought the bull that her family raised on a bottle, when it was a calf, would almost end her life. 

  30. Woman winched off cruise ship

    Woman winched off cruise ship

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has released new vision from the winch rescue of a cruise ship passenger performed off the Fraser Coast yesterday afternoon.

  31. Man crushed under windmill in freak accident

    Man crushed under windmill in freak accident

    The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has demonstrated its critical importance to the Wide Bay community with three lifesaving airlifts in less than 24 hours.

  32. From reality show to real life rescues

    From reality show to real life rescues

    LifeFlight Doctor Lars Oma has worked in the Norwegian Army, as a doctor for television shows, and led several expeditions in the Himalayas.

  33. LifeFlight rescues man with serious burns

    LifeFlight rescues man with serious burns

    An 83-year-old man's holiday has been cut short after his shirt caught fire while cooking over a gas stove at Happy Valley on Fraser Island earlier this morning.  

  34. One-armed woodchopper reunites with rescue hero

    One-armed woodchopper reunites with rescue hero

    It was an emotional reunion for Australia’s only one-armed competitive woodchopper, Nick Fredriksen when he finally met the doctor who saved his life, Dr Colin Myers, on hallowed ground at the Ekka woodchop arena - 20 years after a serious farm accident which resulted in Nick’s arm being amputated.

  35. Linville community shaves to save lives

    Linville community shaves to save lives

    The Linville community has helped give back to LifeFlight in their own unique way, raising nearly $34,000 at their ‘Off the top of your head’ charity fundraiser by shaving the heads and waxing the chests of brave supporters.

  36. LifeFlight rescues two from motorbike mishaps

    LifeFlight rescues two from motorbike mishaps

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews have airlifted two men from separate motorbike accidents after they both careered down steep embankments following mishaps earlier today.

  37. LifeFlight’s charity bike ride a rolling success

    LifeFlight’s charity bike ride a rolling success

    There was no shortage of strength, determination and mateship on show during LifeFlight’s Tour de Rescue charity bike ride today.

  38. LifeFlight attends serious plane crash

    LifeFlight attends serious plane crash

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has attended a serious accident at Caloundra Airport after a plane crash-landed with four occupants onboard.

  39. LifeFlight dropping into Mount Isa Rodeo

    LifeFlight dropping into Mount Isa Rodeo

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue will be adding a touch of blue and yellow to the Mount Isa Mines Rodeo this Saturday, with the upgraded Mount Isa helicopter flying into Buchanan Park.

  40. LifeFlight and Nexus helping to raise awareness of young drivers

    LifeFlight and Nexus helping to raise awareness of young drivers

    Former RACQ LifeFlight Rescue patient, Ella Bridges, hopes that sharing her story will help other young drivers understand the debilitating and often-overlooked effects of road accidents, when she speaks in Toowoomba as part of the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness program – RYDA delivered by the combined Rotary Clubs of Darling Downs.

  41. Mount Isa helicopter airlifts woman after fall at lookout

    Mount Isa helicopter airlifts woman after fall at lookout

    Mount Isa's RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a woman in her 80s who fell while walking at Cawnpore Lookout in Middleton, 430km...
  42. LifeFlight rescues man after serious fall from water tank

    LifeFlight rescues man after serious fall from water tank

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has airlifted a man in his 50s after he fell approximately 1.5 metres off the ledge of a water tank on his property near Gympie.

  43. Man injured in excavator rollover

    Man injured in excavator rollover

    A man in his 40s has been airlifted by the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after the excavator he was working in rolled on top of him at a Tewantin worksite.

  44. Two-wheeled warrior gives back to LifeFlight

    Two-wheeled warrior gives back to LifeFlight

    Peter Pellicaan has come a long way since he struggled to stand up and say his vows to his wife on their wedding day more than seven years ago.

  45. Third patient airlifted from Fraser Island in less than a week

    Third patient airlifted from Fraser Island in less than a week

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has flown its third patient from Fraser Island in five days after an elderly woman fell while holidaying on the island and suffered a suspected broken leg.

  46. LifeFlight welcomes funding for new Toowoomba aeromedical base

    LifeFlight welcomes funding for new Toowoomba aeromedical base

    LifeFlight will construct a new purpose-built centre for its aeromedical crews, staff and community rescue helicopters at Toowoomba Airport thanks to funding from the Turnbull Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, matched by financial support from long-time supporter and philanthropist Clive Berghofer.

  47. LifeFlight rescues two patients from crash

    LifeFlight rescues two patients from crash

    The Mount Isa-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has performed its second double-airlift in their new BK117 model helicopter, airlifting two patients from a single-vehicle accident on the Flinders Highway, approximately 40 km east of Cloncurry last night.

  48. First double airlift performed off Fraser Island

    First double airlift performed off Fraser Island

    The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has performed a double airlift off Fraser Island overnight, the first multi-passenger airlift performed in the 412 Bell helicopter now servicing the region. 

  49. Mount Isa helicopter uses Night Vision Goggles to retrieve patient

    Mount Isa helicopter uses Night Vision Goggles to retrieve patient

    Mount Isa's new RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has performed its first night mission overnight with the new local chopper, using Night Vision Goggle (NVG) technology to retrieve a cardiac patient. 

  50. Injured bushwalker winched to safety

    Injured bushwalker winched to safety

    A young woman injured while bush walking has been winched to safety by LifeFlight's Toowoomba-based Surat Gas Aero-Medical Service (SGAS) helicopter crew.

  51. Man airlifted after rugby injury

    Man airlifted after rugby injury

    A 17-year-old boy has been airlifted by a LifeFlight Air Ambulance jet, sponsored by RACQ, after he suffered a suspected spinal injury during a rugby match last night.

  52. Cyclist supports LifeFlight Tour de Rescue

    Cyclist supports LifeFlight Tour de Rescue

    Since Brenton Jones can remember, cycling has been his passion.

  53. Motorist airlifted after morning mishap

    Motorist airlifted after morning mishap

    A man has been airlifted by the Brisbane-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after he lost control of his ute and smashed into the side of a house near Beaudesert this morning.

  54. Surf Champion joins LifeFlight and Ken Mills Toyota for P-Plate Safety Program

    Surf Champion joins LifeFlight and Ken Mills Toyota for P-Plate Safety...

    Saving lives is the mission of LifeFlight aeromedical crews, and while the service is there to rescue Australians after an accident has occurred, prevention is always better than cure.

  55. Tractor rollover at Mt Tamborine

    Tractor rollover at Mt Tamborine

    A man has been airlifted by the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after his tractor rolled on top of him at his property on Mt Tamborine late yesterday afternoon. 

  56. Man trapped in wreckage for more than 5 hours

    Man trapped in wreckage for more than 5 hours

    A young man who was trapped in his overturned car for five hours overnight has been airlifted to hospital this morning by LifeFlight's Toowoomba-based Surat Gas Aero-Medical Service (SGAS) helicopter crew.

  57. Crewman winched off bulk carrier Fraser Coast

    Crewman winched off bulk carrier Fraser Coast

    The Bundaberg based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has performed a perfect winch mission of a seriously ill Chinese crewman off the deck of a bulk carrier off the Fraser Coast this morning.

  58. Man airlifted after boating accident

    Man airlifted after boating accident

    The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a 31-year-old male with a severe leg laceration after he was involved in a boating accident at Orchid Beach off Fraser Island yesterday.

  59. New RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter lands in North-West

    New RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter lands in North-West

    Residents and visitors to North-West Queensland will have a better lifesaving aeromedical service following the arrival today of the new RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter.

  60. LifeFlight crew tackle King of the Mountain

    LifeFlight crew tackle King of the Mountain

    The Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter team have circled the top of Mount Cooroora countless times and this weekend they’ll join hundreds of runners tackling it from the ground up in the 39th Pomona King of the Mountain challenge. 

  61. LifeFlight patient reflects on her miracle survival

    LifeFlight patient reflects on her miracle survival

    She calls her survival from a traumatic car crash as a teenager a “miracle”, and 22 years later Jennifer Turner has returned to thank the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew and show them that miracles do happen.

  62. Rider airlifted after colliding with kangaroo

    Rider airlifted after colliding with kangaroo

    The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a 19-year-old man, on holidays from Victoria, after he crashed his motorbike into a kangaroo at property near Miles yesterday. 

  63. Man airlifted after motocross mishap

    Man airlifted after motocross mishap

    The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has, this afternoon, airlifted a 24 year old Logan man after he crashed his motorbike at the Queensland Motocross Park at Coulson, near Beaudesert.

  64. Boy airlifted after colliding with brother

    Boy airlifted after colliding with brother

    The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a 12-year-old boy after he collided with his brother while riding a trail bike on a private property near Kingaroy this morning.

  65. 4WD hits boy on bicycle at Rainbow Beach

    4WD hits boy on bicycle at Rainbow Beach

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has attended a serious motor vehicle accident at Rainbow Beach after a four wheel drive hit a 13-year-old boy on his bicycle earlier this morning.

  66. Child receives head injuries from tomahawk

    Child receives head injuries from tomahawk

    A 12-year-old boy was airlifted by the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after a tomahawk hit him in the head, causing a suspected eye injury and head wound.

  67. Holiday comes to a crashing end

    Holiday comes to a crashing end

    The Bundaberg RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a 51 year old woman, on holidays from Victoria, after she fell down a steep, rocky walking track on her way to Indian Head at Fraser Island. 

  68. Man airlifted after cow attack

    Man airlifted after cow attack

    The Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man, aged in his 50s, after he was kicked by a cow at a property near Cooroy this morning.

  69. LifeFlight saves record number of Queensland lives

    LifeFlight saves record number of Queensland lives

    LifeFlight crews and doctors have given a record number of people a second chance, performing more than 5000 lifesaving missions in the last 12 months, a 10 percent increase.

  70. Holiday cut short for young boy

    Holiday cut short for young boy

    A family holiday to Tangalooma Island has been cut short for a four-year-old boy after he was airlifted by the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter earlier this morning. 

  71. RACQ LifeFlight kept busy over the weekend

    RACQ LifeFlight kept busy over the weekend

    RACQ LifeFlight aeromedical crews have had a busier-than-usual weekend, saving lives with a total of 17 missions from its four South East Queensland bases

  72. More missions in hectic weekend for LifeFlight crews

    More missions in hectic weekend for LifeFlight crews

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters and the Toowoomba-based Surat Gas Aero-Medical Service (SGAS) Rescue helicopter have attended six primary missions in less than 24 hours this weekend, including four motor vehicle accidents.

  73. Fog a possible factor in morning car crash at Somerset Dam

    Fog a possible factor in morning car crash at Somerset Dam

    RACQ LifeFlight aeromedical crews have attended three serious motor vehicles accidents in less than 24 hours in South East Queensland so far this weekend.

  74. LifeFlight airlifts man impaled by tree branch

    LifeFlight airlifts man impaled by tree branch

    The Sunshine Coast based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man who was impaled by a falling tree branch while camping.

  75. Teen airlifted after serious crash

    Teen airlifted after serious crash

    The Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a 17 year old teenager following a single vehicle crash near Nanango. 

  76. Woman airlifted from fatal crash

    Woman airlifted from fatal crash

    An elderly woman has been airlifted by the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter from a fatal single-vehicle accident on Esk/Hampton Road earlier today.

  77. Man airlifted after falling from cattle truck

    Man airlifted after falling from cattle truck

    The Bundaberg RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has transported a man who fell from a truck while loading cattle yesterday afternoon. 

  78. Man injured in quad bike accident

    Man injured in quad bike accident

    The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter  crew has airlifted a man in his 30s to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a quad bike accident at an adventure park in the South Burnett region.

  79. Man airlifted after Bruce Highway crash

    Man airlifted after Bruce Highway crash

    A man in his 60s has been airlifted following a serious crash on the Bruce Highway, north of Gympie this morning. 

  80. Man airlifted after motorcycle accident

    Man airlifted after motorcycle accident

    A man in his 30s has suffered a suspected broken leg after a motorcycle accident at a motorbike adventure park around 150 km southwest of Gayndah this morning. 

  81. Chance visit to neighbours saves woman's life

    Chance visit to neighbours saves woman's life

    A chance visit to a neighbour's property has helped to save a woman's life after she collapsed and suffered a suspected heart attack north-east of Dalby yesterday.

  82. LifeFlight airlifts man after fall from tree

    LifeFlight airlifts man after fall from tree

    A man in his late forties has been airlifted by the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after he fell from a tree in Belli Park, west of Eumundi earlier this morning.

  83. Man trapped after tractor rollover

    Man trapped after tractor rollover

    The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a male in his mid-fifties after a tractor rolled on top of him near Rosewood, just outside of Ipswich this afternoon.

  84. RACQ LifeFlight now able to save more North-West lives with new chopper

    RACQ LifeFlight now able to save more North-West lives with new...

    The Mount Isa RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter will have greater capability to save lives and serve the North-West community with the decision to upgrade the local helicopter following last week’s additional funding commitment from the Palaszczuk Government.

  85. Traffic Controller injured after vehicle collision

    Traffic Controller injured after vehicle collision

    The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ Life Rescue helicopter has airlifted a road traffic controller who was injured while sitting in a car which was hit from behind.

  86. LifeFlight airlifts man trampled by bull

    LifeFlight airlifts man trampled by bull

    LifeFlight's Roma-based Surat Gas Aero-Medical Service (SGAS) helicopter has airlifted a man in his 60s who was charged down by a bull north-east of Roma on Saturday morning.

  87. School girl airlifted after allergic reaction

    School girl airlifted after allergic reaction

    The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a 16-year-old girl from Lady Elliot Island after she suffered an allergic reaction while on a school excursion earlier this morning.

  88. Two children airlifted after being hit by car

    Two children airlifted after being hit by car

    Two children have been airlifted with serious injuries after they were hit by a car while crossing a road on their way to school in Pittsworth earlier this morning. 

  89. Building a $20 million helicopter – meet LifeFlight’s team behind the machine

    Building a $20 million helicopter – meet LifeFlight’s team behind the...

    For the first time LifeFlight has revealed exactly how much work went into assembling its most impressive aircraft, releasing time-lapse footage of its engineering team assembling one of its $20 million AW139 helicopters at its Archerfield heavy maintenance hangar, ahead of the base Open Day on June 24.

  90. RACQ LifeFlight Rescue airlifts three from accident

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue airlifts three from accident

    Two RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters from Toowoomba and Brisbane have been used to airlift three young men who were badly injured in a single vehicle accident near Chinchilla last night.

  91. Young boy airlifted after suspected snake bite

    Young boy airlifted after suspected snake bite

    The Mount Isa-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted a five-year-old boy overnight after he suffered a suspected snake bite to his foot in the backyard of his property.

  92. LifeFlight welcomes Palaszczuk Government's funding

    LifeFlight welcomes Palaszczuk Government's funding

    Minister for Emergency Services Mark Ryan announced today the Palaszczuk Government’s $2.4 million allocation in its 2017/18 State Budget to keep the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter in Mount Isa flying to ensure the safety of residents and visitors to the north-west.

  93. LifeFlight attends back-to-back motor vehicle accidents

    LifeFlight attends back-to-back motor vehicle accidents

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue have attended two serious motor vehicle accidents today, following the collision of a timber prime mover truck and a ute north-west of Kingaroy, and a single vehicle rollover near Monto.

  94. Fuel donation a lifesaver for North Burnett

    Fuel donation a lifesaver for North Burnett

    The North Burnett Regional Council (NBRC) has generously donated a $10,000 fuel card to RACQ LifeFlight Rescue to help save more lives in the North Burnett region. 

  95. Man airlifted with spinal injuries after bull attack

    Man airlifted with spinal injuries after bull attack

    A man is recovering in hospital after the RACQ LifeFlight crew airlifted him from the Queensland-Northern Territory border after a rogue bull flung him two metres into the air while he was mustering cattle on a remote property.

  96. LifeFlight doctors perform record number of lifesaving missions

    LifeFlight doctors perform record number of lifesaving missions

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crews have had one of their busiest months on record while LifeFlight doctors performed a record number of lifesaving missions in May.

  97. LifeFlight helicopter locates yacht in distress

    LifeFlight helicopter locates yacht in distress

    Two sailors aboard a 13.5-metre yacht have been found by the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after putting out a distress call near Lady Elliot Island.

  98. Strong partnership fuels lifesaving service

    Strong partnership fuels lifesaving service

    IOR Petroleum celebrated the opening of its new Charlton, 24/7 fuel station today with a visit from the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter, in honour of their 10 years of partnership with the lifesaving service. 

  99. Mount Isa businesses get on board with LifeFlight

    Mount Isa businesses get on board with LifeFlight

    Mount Isa businesses are throwing their support behind the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter service, as the service comes close to marking ten years in the region.

  100. Hervey Bay grandmother thanks her medical lifesavers

    Hervey Bay grandmother thanks her medical lifesavers

    Hervey Bay local Christine Baker didn’t expect her life to change on a seemingly normal Saturday morning last November.

  101. Girl airlifted from Tara after crash

    Girl airlifted from Tara after crash

    The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted an 11 year old girl from Tara Hospital, after she was involved in a single vehicle crash yesterday afternoon. 

  102. Night vision goggles help save 12 year old boy

    Night vision goggles help save 12 year old boy

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has used state-of-the-art night vision goggles to complete the rescue of a 12 year old boy who broke his leg during a trail bike accident last night.

  103. LifeFlight airlifts two year old boy from Fraser Island

    LifeFlight airlifts two year old boy from Fraser Island

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has airlifted a two year old boy who suffered breathing difficulties during a family holiday at Eurong on Fraser Island.

  104. LifeFlight crew and Mayor drop into race day

    LifeFlight crew and Mayor drop into race day

    The Mount Isa-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter had the honour of flying in Mayor Joyce McCulloch and the Mount Isa Cup to the region's highly anticipated Race Day today.

  105. German tourist airlifted from Fraser Island

    German tourist airlifted from Fraser Island

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has airlifted an 18 year old German man who suffered a suspected head injury after diving into shallow water at Lake Wabby on Fraser Island.

  106. LifeFlight to airlift Mt Isa Mayor and Cup to Race Day

    LifeFlight to airlift Mt Isa Mayor and Cup to Race Day

    The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter will be adding a dash of yellow and blue to the ochre-red race track at the Mount Isa Cup tomorrow, June 3.

  107. Man injured in Fraser Island balcony fall

    Man injured in Fraser Island balcony fall

    A man in his 30's has been airlifted from the Kingfisher Resort on Fraser Island with a suspected back injury, after he fell from a balcony this morning after attending a wedding. 

  108. Man airlifted after roof fall near Maryborough 

    Man airlifted after roof fall near Maryborough 

    The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man in his 50's who fell from a roof of a scout camp building north of Maryborough this morning.  

  109. Cycling champion spins the wheels for LifeFlight

    Cycling champion spins the wheels for LifeFlight

    It will take more than a debilitating elbow injury to stop the wheels spinning on Chevonne Arrowsmith honouring her late father in the LifeFlight Tour de Rescue fundraising cycle challenge.

  110. Man winched after mustering accident

    Man winched after mustering accident

    The Toowoomba -based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue was tasked to a rural property near Coalbank located south of Toowoomba at 1:27 PM this afternoon.

  111. Charity festivities support local lifesaving service

    Charity festivities support local lifesaving service

    Toowoomba and South-West residents showed their support for RACQ LifeFlight Rescue over two busy weekends of charity events for the rescue helicopter service.

  112. Truck driver airlifted by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

    Truck driver airlifted by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

    The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted the driver of a truck involved in a motor vehicle accident, 30 km south of Boggabilla in northern New South Wales.

  113. RACQ LifeFlight Rescue continues busy weekend

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue continues busy weekend

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews continued a busy weekend with 18 missions completed since Friday evening.

  114. Teenager airlifted after motocross accident

    Teenager airlifted after motocross accident

    The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a teenager who suffered two suspected fractured ankles after landing heavily over a jump while riding a motocross bike outside Gin Gin.

  115. Busy weekend already for RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews

    Busy weekend already for RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews

    In a hectic weekend already RACQ LifeFlight, crews have performed ten missions since Friday night that have covered from Bundaberg in the north to Stanthorpe in the south and west to Carnarvon Gorge.

  116. LifeFlight and Flying Doctors open hangar doors to lifesaving services

    LifeFlight and Flying Doctors open hangar doors to lifesaving services

    North West Queensland residents and visitors will have the opportunity to take a rare behind-the-scenes look at the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) and RACQ LifeFlight Rescue aircraft, when they open the hangar door on Saturday May 27 for the Emergency Services Open Day.

  117. LifeFlight and emergency services in plane crash training

    LifeFlight and emergency services in plane crash training

    A high-intensity training exercise tested the skills, knowledge and cohesion of RACQ LifeFlight Rescue and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) when they combined forces at a simulated light plane crash at Perseverance Dam, north of Toowoomba today.

  118. Man injured in tractor rollover near Chinchilla

    Man injured in tractor rollover near Chinchilla

    LifeFlight's Toowoomba-based Surat Gas Aero-Medical Service (SGAS) helicopter has airlifted a man in his 60s who became trapped after his tractor rolled over on the Warrego Highway, west of Chinchilla.

  119. Patient airlifted off Moreton Island

    Patient airlifted off Moreton Island

    The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to the Kooringal landing pad, located on the southern tip of Moreton Island at 2:37 PM this afternoon.

  120. Woman injured in caravan rollover

    Woman injured in caravan rollover

    The LifeFlight Surat Basin Aeromedical Service (SGAS) helicopter was tasked to the scene of a motor vehicle accident 16 km north of Crows Nest at 8:18 AM.

  121. “This is my community” - LifeFlight air crewman looking out for locals

    “This is my community” - LifeFlight air crewman looking out for locals

    There aren’t too many people with as much community pride as LifeFlight air crewman Jim Lillecrapp. He’s lived in Mount Isa for 24 out of the last 30 years – and loves it.

  122. LifeFlight Nurse a leader in aviation

    LifeFlight Nurse a leader in aviation

    Michelle Black juggles many roles - as a mother, wife, LifeFlight Retrieval Medicine Nurse Manager, and a passionate advocate for women’s rights in a male dominated industry.

  123. British tourist airlifted from Fraser Island

    British tourist airlifted from Fraser Island

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has airlifted a British tourist in his 20s who suffered a neurological condition while camping with friends as part of an organised four wheel drive tagalong tour on Fraser Island.

  124. Former ‘Topgun’ fighter jet pilot now saving lives

    Former ‘Topgun’ fighter jet pilot now saving lives

    Paul Regli might have spent the first half of his aviation career flying fighter jets for the military, but the Gold Coast pilot has spent the best part of his career using his skills to save lives. 

  125. Girl injured after being hit by vehicle

    Girl injured after being hit by vehicle

    The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a girl from Toowoomba Hospital to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital this evening. 

  126. Woman airlifted following fatal crash at Tiaro

    Woman airlifted following fatal crash at Tiaro

    A woman in her 80s has been airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Private hospital following a fatal crash at Tiaro this morning.

  127. Teenager airlifted after fall from a tree rope swing

    Teenager airlifted after fall from a tree rope swing

    A 19 year old woman has suffered serious back injuries after falling five metres  from a rope swing onto rocks at Kinkuna Creek, south of Elliot Heads earlier this afternoon.

  128. Sunshine Coast LifeFlight Volunteer in for the long haul

    Sunshine Coast LifeFlight Volunteer in for the long haul

    ​In 2001 David Woodrow thought volunteering for the local helicopter service would be ‘a good project’.

  129. Miner’s long and miraculous journey back to life

    Miner’s long and miraculous journey back to life

    A Central Queensland man seriously injured in a head-on collision has returned to say a simple “thank you” to the LifeFlight aeromedical crew who helped save his life after a horrific car accident last year. 

  130. ​Local hero Errol gives up time for LifeFlight

    ​Local hero Errol gives up time for LifeFlight

    As part of National Volunteer Week (May 8 – 14) LifeFlight is celebrating the hard work its ‘team on the ground’ does, to help keep its crews and helicopters in the sky.

  131. LifeFlight celebrates International Nurses Day

    LifeFlight celebrates International Nurses Day

    To mark International Nurses Day Queensland aeromedical charity LifeFlight is celebrating all of its skilled and compassionate nursing staff, who work on its helicopters and jets, helping to save lives around the world. 

  132. Woman airlifted after serious crash on Steve Irwin Way

    Woman airlifted after serious crash on Steve Irwin Way

    A woman driving a food van has been airlifted by the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after her vehicle collided with a bus on Steve Irwin Way, on the Sunshine Coast around 7.00 this morning.

  133. Back to back missions for Bundaberg chopper

    Back to back missions for Bundaberg chopper

    The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter completed back to back rescue missions to Fraser Island overnight, airlifting a man in his late 20s and a two-year-old boy.

  134. LifeFlight doctor helped save Cairns shark attack victim

    LifeFlight doctor helped save Cairns shark attack victim

    Having spent much of his career working in war zones prepared Dr Alan Turner for his first major mission as a LifeFlight doctor in February, when spear fisherman Glenn Dickson was attacked by a shark off Hinchinbrook Island.

  135. Marine Rescue retiree joins LifeFlight

    Marine Rescue retiree joins LifeFlight

    As part of National Volunteer Week (May 8 – 14) LifeFlight is celebrating the hard work its ‘team on the ground’ does, to help keep its crews and helicopters in the sky.

  136. Man collides with tree in motorbike crash

    Man collides with tree in motorbike crash

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has airlifted a man in his 20s who has suffered a broken leg and suspected chest injuries after crashing his motorbike into a tree while riding off-road in the Sunshine Coast region.

  137. Woman's horse rolls over her in riding accident

    Woman's horse rolls over her in riding accident

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has airlifted a woman in her 30s who suffered a suspected fractured hip following a horse fall on a friend's property in the Scenic Rim region.

  138. Brisbane volunteer has that ‘feel good’ feeling!

    Brisbane volunteer has that ‘feel good’ feeling!

    As part of National Volunteer Week (May 8 – 14) LifeFlight is celebrating the hard work its ‘team on the ground’ does, to help keep its crews and helicopters in the sky.

  139. Farmer airlifted after mustering cattle

    Farmer airlifted after mustering cattle

    A farmer has been airlifted by the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after he was involved in a motorcycle accident while mustering cattle on his South Burnett property earlier this morning.

  140. Man airlifted following accident near Mount Maria

    Man airlifted following accident near Mount Maria

    A man in his eighties has been airlifted by the Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter following a motorcycle accident in the Mount Maria area earlier this morning. 

  141. Missing driver found

    Missing driver found

    The Bundaberg RACQ LifeFight Rescue helicopter was tasked by the Queensland Police Service at 7am this morning to conduct an aerial search for a man reportedly trapped in his vehicle.

  142. Man airlifted after building site injury

    Man airlifted after building site injury

    The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man who was crushed by a clump of soil east of Millmerran. 

  143. Connor suffered a heart attack at just 15 years of age

    Connor suffered a heart attack at just 15 years of age

    In September 2015, Wendy Sharpe watched her 15-year-old son Connor suddenly collapse and stop breathing during a rugby league training match. Connor...
  144. Motorbike rider airlifted from Cooyar

    Motorbike rider airlifted from Cooyar

    The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has flown to Motorcross Mountain park near Cooyar at 10:50 AM today to airlift an injured motorbike rider.

  145. LifeFlight attends Motor Vehicle Accident near Augathella

    LifeFlight attends Motor Vehicle Accident near Augathella

    LifeFlight's Roma-based Surat Basin Aeromedical Service (SGAS) helicopter flew to a single vehicle rollover located approximately 30km of Augathella on the Landsborough highway at 11:35 AM.

  146. Injured horserider airlifted from remote rural station

    Injured horserider airlifted from remote rural station

    The Mount Isa-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Coolullah Station north east of Mount Isa at 11:26 AM this morning.

  147. Holiday maker injured on Fraser Island

    Holiday maker injured on Fraser Island

    The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a 33 year old female from Orchid Beach on Fraser Island.

  148. Woman accidentally reversed over by husband

    Woman accidentally reversed over by husband

    The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter flew to an accident on a rural property located east of Warwick at 8:04 AM this morning.

  149. Four people injured after single vehicle accident

    Four people injured after single vehicle accident

    The Toowoomba based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was diverted whilst en route to Chinchilla on an Inter Hospital transfer to a primary motor vehicle accident near Cecil Plains west of Toowoomba at 10 pm Saturday evening. 

  150. Baby airlifted after falling into an open fire Gympie

    Baby airlifted after falling into an open fire Gympie

    The Brisbane based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter transported a specialist paediatric team from the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital to Gympie Hospital overnight to airlift a four month old boy who had suffered burns to his left arm.

  151. Male airlifted after jet ski accident Jumpinpin Bar

    Male airlifted after jet ski accident Jumpinpin Bar

    A jet ski rider has had a lucky escape at Jumpinpin Bar after being hit in the head by a jet ski after falling from his watercraft.

  152. Toowoomba man suffers multiple cardiac arrests

    Toowoomba man suffers multiple cardiac arrests

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has airlifted a Toowoomba man in his 50s who suffered suspected multiple heart attacks last night.

  153. Five year old airlifted following motorcycle accident

    Five year old airlifted following motorcycle accident

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has airlifted a five year old girl who suffered a head injury following a motorcycle accident north of Brisbane.

  154. LifeFlight pilot and veteran commemorates ANZAC Day

    LifeFlight pilot and veteran commemorates ANZAC Day

    For LifeFlight AW139 helicopter pilot Tyson Pearce, ANZAC Day holds a deep and profound meaning for he and his family which spans a century and four generations.

  155. LifeFlight airlifts patients near Gympie and Killarney in busy end to weekend

    LifeFlight airlifts patients near Gympie and Killarney in busy end to...

    LifeFlight has had a busy end to the weekend, with crews airlifting patients from Killarney, and near Gympie.

  156. Man airlifted after escaping from sinking boat

    Man airlifted after escaping from sinking boat

    A man has been airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital, after a boat started sinking off Fraser Island overnight.

  157. Woman airlifted after falling from horse

    Woman airlifted after falling from horse

    The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a woman in her 50's, after she fell from a horse west of Gympie. 

  158. Dirt bike rider thanks LifeFlight after Good Friday crash

    Dirt bike rider thanks LifeFlight after Good Friday crash

    Mitch Jarrett can’t tell you why he decided not to wear a helmet when he went dirt bike riding on Good Friday, but he can tell you it’s a decision that almost cost him his life.

  159. RACQ LifeFlight Rescue attends MVA near Miles

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue attends MVA near Miles

    The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was retasked mid flight to a motor vehicle accident near Miles on the Western Downs at 1:56 PM.

  160. Three men injured in motor vehicle rollover

    Three men injured in motor vehicle rollover

    A RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew has completed a successful overnight mission, using night vision goggles in a rescue operation that took over four hours following a single vehicle rollover accident near Chinchilla last night.

  161. LifeFlight airlifts three from fatal crash

    LifeFlight airlifts three from fatal crash

    The Brisbane and Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters have airlifted a boy, man and a woman from a fatal crash on the Bruce Highway, south of Maryborough this afternoon.

  162. Dirt bike rider airlifted to Toowoomba Hospital

    Dirt bike rider airlifted to Toowoomba Hospital

    The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a Redland City man in his 20s, after he crashed a dirt bike near Meandarra this morning. 

  163. Injured boy winched from Tabletop Mountain

    Injured boy winched from Tabletop Mountain

    The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Helicopter has winched an injured young boy from Toowoomba’s Tabletop Mountain.

  164. Woman airlifted after being trampled by a cow

    Woman airlifted after being trampled by a cow

    LifeFlight's Toowoomba based Surat Gas Aero-Medical Service (SGAS) helicopter has airlifted a woman in her 20's after she was trampled by a cow this morning. 

  165. Man airlifted after motorcycle accident near Injune

    Man airlifted after motorcycle accident near Injune

    A 39-year-old man has been airlifted by LifeFlight's Roma-based Surat Gas Aero-Medical Service (SGAS) helicopter after he was involved in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident on a property near Injune, approximately 90 kilometres north of Chinchilla.

  166. Woman airlifted after horse fall near Toowoomba

    Woman airlifted after horse fall near Toowoomba

    A woman in her mid-thirties was airlifted by the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after she fell from her horse at a property near Leyburn, approximately 70 kilometres south-west of Toowoomba.

  167. RACQ LifeFlight to the rescue after animal attacks

    RACQ LifeFlight to the rescue after animal attacks

    A thirteen-year-old girl was airlifted by the Brisbane-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter overnight with facial lacerations after being bitten on the face by her family dog.

  168. Missing vessel located off Sunshine Coast

    Missing vessel located off Sunshine Coast

    The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter successfully conducted a search and rescue mission for a missing vessel near Mudjimba Island, approximately one nautical mile off the Sunshine Coast.

  169. Man airlifted from Fraser Island

    Man airlifted from Fraser Island

    The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted a man in his 30s from Eurong Beach, Fraser Island after he suffered severe back pain which rendered him unable to walk.

  170. Man airlifted after quad bike accident

    Man airlifted after quad bike accident

    LifeFlight's Roma-based Surat Gas Aero-Medical Service (SGAS) helicopter airlifted a 21-year-old male after he suffered a suspected broken collarbone following a quad bike accident last night.

  171. Trail bike rider injured in Glasshouse Mountains

    Trail bike rider injured in Glasshouse Mountains

    The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted a trail bike rider from the Glasshouse Mountains after he fell from his bike around 10.30 this morning.

  172. Man airlifted after multiple stabbings

    Man airlifted after multiple stabbings

    A 26-year-old man was airlifted by a LifeFlight Air Ambulance jet, sponsored by RACQ after he suffered multiple stab wounds during an incident in Blackwater last night.

  173. RACQ LifeFlight airlifts man with leg injury from Fraser Island

    RACQ LifeFlight airlifts man with leg injury from Fraser Island

    The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Helicopter has airlifted a man in his 40s from Fraser Island, after he injured his leg at Ngkala Rocks, on the eastern side of the island.

  174. A rescuers’ tale of rescue

    A rescuers’ tale of rescue

    As a rural firefighter in Hatton Vale, a small town 80 kilometres outside of Brisbane, Sandy Morris knows all too well the life-and-death difference that emergency services can make in rural communities. 

  175. RACQ LifeFlight airlifts three people injured in overnight crashes

    RACQ LifeFlight airlifts three people injured in overnight crashes

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has airlifted three patients, following two separate crashes overnight.

  176. Two RACQ LifeFlight Rescue choppers airlift mother and daughter

    Two RACQ LifeFlight Rescue choppers airlift mother and daughter

    Two RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews have airlifted a mother and daughter from the scene of a two car motor vehicle accident north of Biggenden.

  177. Three patients airlifted from Central Queensland flooded areas

    Three patients airlifted from Central Queensland flooded areas

    The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew has airlifted two men in their 70s today from flood-stricken Rockhampton, both suffering cardiac conditions.

  178. Man airlifted after falling off ladder holding chainsaw

    Man airlifted after falling off ladder holding chainsaw

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has airlifted a man in his 60s who fell from a ladder this morning at his property west of Maryborough.

  179. RACQ LifeFlight Rescue airlifts mine worker

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue airlifts mine worker

    The Mount Isa based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a woman from a mine east of Mount Isa over the weekend.

  180. Country Music Muster supports iconic aeromedical service

    Country Music Muster supports iconic aeromedical service

    Toowoomba locals will come together in a day of celebration this Saturday for the second annual Country Music Muster and Family Fun Day in support of RACQ LifeFlight Rescue.

  181. RACQ LifeFlight Rescue chopper arrives in Gladstone to help flood victims

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue chopper arrives in Gladstone to help flood...

    An RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter and air-medical crews landed in Gladstone at lunchtime today to assist with the transfer of patients in and out of Rockhampton as flooding isolates the Central Queensland city.

  182. LifeFlight deploys aircraft to Central Queensland flood emergency

    LifeFlight deploys aircraft to Central Queensland flood emergency

    A LifeFlight rescue helicopter, jet and air-medical crews will be deployed tomorrow morning to Central Queensland to assist with the transfer of patients as the emergency flood effort focus switches to Rockhampton.

  183. LifeFlight assists Queensland flood victims

    LifeFlight assists Queensland flood victims

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters have been busy assisting emergency services in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie, rescuing three people from rising floodwaters in Southern Queensland in the past 24 hours.

  184. Elderly couple airlifted from roof following flood

    Elderly couple airlifted from roof following flood

    The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew has rescued a couple in their 60s from rising floodwaters after they became stranded on the roof of their home at Cedar Creek, near Mount Glorious.

  185. Woman airlifted north of Gympie

    Woman airlifted north of Gympie

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a woman in her 60s who suffered a suspected stroke at her home north of Gympie.

  186. Seven year old boy airlifted from Fraser Island

    Seven year old boy airlifted from Fraser Island

    The Bundaberg based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a seven year old boy from Fraser Island who suffered a suspected high temperature, rash and shortness of breath.

  187. Quad bike rider airlifted after collision with cow

    Quad bike rider airlifted after collision with cow

    LifeFlight's Toowoomba based Surat Gas Aero-Medical Service (SGAS) helicopter has airlifted a man in his 70's, following a quad bike accident involving a cow, south west of the Gold Coast. 

  188. Man airlifted from 1770 after falling from ladder

    Man airlifted from 1770 after falling from ladder

    The Bundaberg based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man in his 60's after he fell approximately two metres from a ladder.

  189. Record-breaking work for RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews

    Record-breaking work for RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews have followed their busiest weekend of 2017 with seven more lifesaving missions today.

  190. LifeFlight joins Ken Mills Toyota to educate new drivers

    LifeFlight joins Ken Mills Toyota to educate new drivers

    Thirty young drivers and their parents have been taught the basics of motoring during an education night held by Ken Mills Toyota, in partnership with LifeFlight.  

  191. Woman airlifted after suspected cardiac condition

    Woman airlifted after suspected cardiac condition

    The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a woman in her 30s who suffered a suspected cardiac condition at a Sunshine Coast residence.

  192. Three patients airlifted from motocross event

    Three patients airlifted from motocross event

    The Toowoomba based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew has been tasked to airlift their third patient of the weekend injured during the Killarney Border Ranges Trail Ride.

  193. Mother thanks LifeFlight for saving her two children

    Mother thanks LifeFlight for saving her two children

    Aneeka Bailey is a picture of health and looks like any normal, creative and curious ten year old.

  194. RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters called to five rescues in less than five hours

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters called to five rescues in less than...

    The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews have experienced one of the busiest days of 2017 so far, after being called to five rescue missions around Queensland in less than five hours.

  195. Man airlifted after parachuting accident

    Man airlifted after parachuting accident

    The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a Brisbane man in his 30's from the scene of a parachute accident north west of Brisbane.

  196. Man injured in single vehicle rollover near Warwick

    Man injured in single vehicle rollover near Warwick

    A man in his late thirties has been airlifted by the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after he was involved in a single-vehicle rollover near Warwick.

  197. LifeFlight crew jumps out of the cockpit and into the saddle

    LifeFlight crew jumps out of the cockpit and into the saddle

    Tough, wet conditions are expected to challenge cyclists gearing up for the annual Ride the Range event in Toowoomba this weekend.

  198. Excavator falls seven metres off bridge

    Excavator falls seven metres off bridge

    A Maroochydore man in his 60s has suffered multiple trauma injuries after an excavator he was operating fell seven metres off a bridge.

  199. Council worker bitten by snake

    Council worker bitten by snake

    A council worker was airlifted by LifeFlight's Surat Gas Aero-Medical Service (SGAS) rescue helicopter on Friday night after she suffered a suspected snake bite west of Gayndah.

  200. Little pigs bring home the bacon for LifeFlight

    Little pigs bring home the bacon for LifeFlight

    The seventh annual Sandy Creek Pig Races has raised approximately $8,000 for the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter service, making it one of the region’s most successful fundraisers for the charity.

  201. Woman airlifted after Irukandji sting

    Woman airlifted after Irukandji sting

    The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked at 8:30am Saturday morning after it was reported a woman had been stung by a suspected Irukandji jellyfish at Deepwater, south of Agnes Waters.

  202. Dramatic rescue of man trapped overnight in flood waters

    Dramatic rescue of man trapped overnight in flood waters

    A man has had a lucky escape when he was winched to safety this afternoon by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue after being trapped on the top of his truck in flood waters for over 14 hours.

  203. Toowoomba digs deep in a weekend of charity festivities

    Toowoomba digs deep in a weekend of charity festivities

    The Toowoomba and South West region hosted two fundraising events in support of RACQ LifeFlight Rescue over the weekend - the Charnelle Charolais sperm cattle auction and the Mountain Man motocross event - which raised around $12,000.

  204. Two people airlifted from Fraser Island 4WD accident

    Two people airlifted from Fraser Island 4WD accident

    Two RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters have been tasked this morning to a single motor vehicle accident north of Eurong Creek, Fraser Island.

  205. Surfer airlifted from Double Island Point

    Surfer airlifted from Double Island Point

    The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has flown to Double Island Point to airlift an injured surfer.

  206. Young girl injured by fall from ATV

    Young girl injured by fall from ATV

    The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked at 9:27AM to a rural property southwest of Ipswich.

  207. Patient airlifted from Orchid Beach

    Patient airlifted from Orchid Beach

    The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Orchid Beach at 4:27PM to retrieve a patient suffering from suspected abdominal issues.

  208. Rider airlifted from Gap Creek motorbike track

    Rider airlifted from Gap Creek motorbike track

    The Toowoomba based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Gap Creek Motorbike Park at 9:31AM to attend to an injured motorbike rider.

     

  209. Former pro motocross rider owes his life to LifeFlight

    Former pro motocross rider owes his life to LifeFlight

    Joining his first motocross club at the age of 14, Bryan Fleming finally had an appropriate outlet for his love of motorbikes, cars and racing.

  210. Pioneering aviatrix now a passionate LifeFlight volunteer

    Pioneering aviatrix now a passionate LifeFlight volunteer

    LifeFlight volunteer and inspirational aviation professional, Mary Earnshaw, has been a trailblazer and source of true inspiration in the world of aviation and shows no signs of giving up on her greatest passion any time soon.

  211. Fraser Coast man treated for snake bite

    Fraser Coast man treated for snake bite

    A man in his early twenties has been airlifted by the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after he suffered a suspected taipan snake bite.

  212. Swarm of wasps stings male near Leyburn

    Swarm of wasps stings male near Leyburn

    The Toowoomba based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Leyburn after a male in his late sixties was stung by a swarm of wasps.

  213. Two young males airlifted after separate motorcross accidents

    Two young males airlifted after separate motorcross accidents

    The Brisbane based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted a young boy from Chinchilla Hospital on Sunday afternoon after he was badly injured while riding his motor bike.

  214. Body boarder airlifted from South Stradbroke Island

    Body boarder airlifted from South Stradbroke Island

    The Brisbane based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a body boarder from the ocean side of South Stradbroke Island Saturday morning.

  215. Snake bite victim airlifted from Tara Hospital

    Snake bite victim airlifted from Tara Hospital

    The Toowoomba RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter last night airlifted a 19 year old woman who was suspected to have suffered a brown snake bite.

  216. A sky high career from LifeFlight Air Crewman to American surgeon

    A sky high career from LifeFlight Air Crewman to American surgeon

    Accompanying a friend and crew member to the Gold Coast Helicopter Service base in 1986, Mark London was instantly absorbed into the adrenaline-fueled world of aeromedical rescue at the age of 16. 

  217. Rural safety new focus for partners

    Rural safety new focus for partners

    New Hope Group and LifeFlight have entered into a new partnership project aimed at improving rural health and safety in farming communities around New Acland Mine.

  218. Man airlifted after head-on collision on Kilcoy-Murgon Road

    Man airlifted after head-on collision on Kilcoy-Murgon Road

    The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man in his 70s who was involved in a head-on collision on Kilcoy-Murgon Road in the Jimna...
  219. LifeFlight welcomes Glencore's renewal of major sponsorship for Mount Isa base

    LifeFlight welcomes Glencore's renewal of major sponsorship for Mount...

    LifeFlight has welcomed the announcement by Glencore North Queensland of a new two-year $300,000 corporate partnership for its North West Queensland...
  220. Man airlifted with suspected spinal injuries

    Man airlifted with suspected spinal injuries

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man in his 50s from a private property near Gympie.

  221. Rescue of fallen paraglider off Sunshine Coast

    Rescue of fallen paraglider off Sunshine Coast

    The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted a man in his mid-twenties after the sail of his paraglider malfunctioned and he fell into the side of the Point Cartwright Lighthouse cliffs.

  222. Winning woodchopper supports the charity that saved his life

    Winning woodchopper supports the charity that saved his life

    Australia’s only one armed competitive woodchopper, Nick Fredriksen, celebrated his new association with LifeFlight in 2017 with two blue ribbons at the Stanthorpe Show Woodchopping Competition earlier this month.

  223. Extra funding for LifeFlight Mount Isa service

    Extra funding for LifeFlight Mount Isa service

    The Palaszczuk Government has committed $800,000 to keep the LifeFlight helicopter flying to ensure the safety of residents and visitors to the...
  224. Man suffers multiple injuries in hay bale accident

    Man suffers multiple injuries in hay bale accident

    The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man in his 40s who suffered multiple injuries when two hay bales fell on him while working on a property south of Toowoomba.

  225. Two year old boy airlifted from Fraser Island

    Two year old boy airlifted from Fraser Island

    The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a two year old boy who lost consciousness at Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island late this afternoon.

  226. Young teenager airlifted after motorbike accident

    Young teenager airlifted after motorbike accident

    The Bundaberg based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to a private property near Lake Monduran for a young male patient who had come off a motorbike and gone through a barbwire fence.

  227. LifeFlight farewells board members and introduces newest AW139

    LifeFlight farewells board members and introduces newest AW139

    LifeFlight has farewelled two valued board members at an honorary event at the Sunshine Coast helicopter hangar last night and has named its newest AW139 helicopter after one of them.

  228. Japanese student airlifted after near drowning

    Japanese student airlifted after near drowning

    A nineteen year old Japanese student has been airlifted by the Brisbane RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after she nearly drowned at Tangalooma Island Resort earlier this morning.

  229. Four patients injured in motor vehicle accident

    Four patients injured in motor vehicle accident

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a male patient in his 70s following an accident involving two vehicles at an intersection in the South Burnett region.

  230. Child airlifted after near drowning at Tin Can Bay

    Child airlifted after near drowning at Tin Can Bay

    The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Tin Can Bay at 1:15pm to treat and transport an 8 year old boy who was involved in a near drowning incident.

  231. Three airlifted after boat flipped at Bustard Head

    Three airlifted after boat flipped at Bustard Head

    The Bundaberg RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was called in to retrieve three patients from an overturned vessel near Bustard Head early this morning.

  232. Toowoomba teenager thanks LifeFlight for service in the South West

    Toowoomba teenager thanks LifeFlight for service in the South West

    Former LifeFlight patient and Toowoomba teenager Connor Sharpe will show his gratitude to RACQ LifeFlight Rescue at an event tonight celebrating 10 years of saving lives in the Toowoomba and South West region.

  233. Woman trapped in vehicle on Burnett Highway

    Woman trapped in vehicle on Burnett Highway

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a woman in her 70s who was involved in a single vehicle accident on the Burnett Highway this morning.

  234. Money raised and lives saved at Stanthorpe’s first Charity Cattle Auction

    Money raised and lives saved at Stanthorpe’s first Charity Cattle...

    Good natured rivalry was alive and well at the inaugural charity cattle auction at the Stanthorpe Agricultural Show yesterday, with over $46 thousand dollars raised for the sole beneficiary, RACQ LifeFlight Rescue.

  235. LifeFlight Doctor’s daring double winch off cargo ship

    LifeFlight Doctor’s daring double winch off cargo ship

    LifeFlight Doctor Koert Jan Schonewille performed his first ever offshore winch rescue this week to save two men who were seriously injured on board the cargo ship Shanghai Spirit, 32 nautical miles (65 km) off the coast of Rockhampton.

  236. Doctors take flight in new aero-medical roles

    Doctors take flight in new aero-medical roles

    LifeFlight Doctor Thomas Holland grew up in remote Borneo and says seeing countless childhood friends being airlifted by air ambulances to healthcare overseas was what inspired him to become a flight doctor years later.

  237. Motorcyclist reunited with the crew that saved his life

    Motorcyclist reunited with the crew that saved his life

    It was an emotional reunion at the Toowoomba helicopter base today, when past patient and avid off-road motorbike rider, Cardell Turner finally got the chance to thank the RACQ LifeFlight crew who helped save his life.

  238. Hang glider winched from Numinbah Valley

    Hang glider winched from Numinbah Valley

    A female hang glider in her late thirties has been winched rescued by the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after she crashed into hillside in Numinbah Valley, an area in the Gold Coast hinterland.

  239. Tenth mission flown to Gap Creek Motocross Park

    Tenth mission flown to Gap Creek Motocross Park

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue flew its tenth rescue mission to Gap Creek Motocross Park in less than twelve months to airlift an injured rider earlier today.

  240. Back to back missions for Sunshine Coast crew

    Back to back missions for Sunshine Coast crew

    The Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has had a busy day flying two back to back missions in the Tandur and Double Island Point regions.

  241. Motor vehicle accident outside Cooyar

    Motor vehicle accident outside Cooyar

    A male in his mid-twenties has been airlifted by the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after his vehicle crashed into an embankment on the New England Highway, outside Cooyar.

  242. Charity Cattle Auction will help save lives

    Charity Cattle Auction will help save lives

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue service will be the sole beneficiary of a charity auction at the Stanthorpe Show next week featuring cattle, sheep and even bottles of wine.

  243. LifeFlight congratulates Don Moffatt on Australia Day Award

    LifeFlight congratulates Don Moffatt on Australia Day Award

    LifeFlight chairman Rob Borbidge has congratulated recently retired LifeFlight Deputy Chairman and Director Don Moffatt on being appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day honours list announced today.

  244. RACQ LifeFlight Rescue joins Australia Day celebrations

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue joins Australia Day celebrations

    The Sunshine Coast based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue team are trading in their uniforms for the day and lacing up their running shoes in the hopes of winning gold at Aussie World’s Australia Day ‘Dunny Races’ tomorrow.

  245. Elderly man found after search and rescue mission

    Elderly man found after search and rescue mission

    Bundaberg based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew has treated a man in his early 70s who went missing close to Bundaberg Sugar Plantation today.

  246. A Pig Day Out in support of local charities

    A Pig Day Out in support of local charities

    A day of beef, bacon and pig racing at a country pub outside of Toowoomba will help RACQ LifeFlight Rescue to keep saving lives in south-west Queensland.

  247. Greek doctor becomes LifeFlight’s longest serving registrar

    Greek doctor becomes LifeFlight’s longest serving registrar

    When Doctor Kostas Fakiris signed on for a six-month rotation as an RACQ LifeFlight Rescue doctor in 2013, he had no idea that four years later he would break a LifeFlight record.

  248. Man airlifted after motocross accident

    Man airlifted after motocross accident

    The Sunshine Coast based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Neerdie State Forest west of Tin Can Bay Sunday morning around 9:45 am to a motocross rider that had fallen from his bike during a ride with friends in the forest.

  249. Toddler kicked in the head by horse

    Toddler kicked in the head by horse

    The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked at 5:00 PM to a rural property near Monto yesterday afternoon.

  250. RACQ LifeFlight Rescue attends Moonie Highway crash

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue attends Moonie Highway crash

    The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to a motor vehicle accident on the Moonie Highway near Dalby at 11:31 AM this morning. 

  251. LifeFlight choppers and jets in record year for lifesaving missions

    LifeFlight choppers and jets in record year for lifesaving missions

    2016 was a record-breaking year for RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters, flying 1,957 missions across Queensland costing more than $24 million.

  252. Man injured in motor vehicle collision

    Man injured in motor vehicle collision

    A Toowoomba man in his late twenties has suffered hip and shoulder injuries after his motorcycle collided with a 4WD at Cooyar Range this afternoon.

  253. 10 year old boy suffers snake bite

    10 year old boy suffers snake bite

    RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a 10 year old boy who suffered a snake bite on his family property in the South Burnett region.

  254. Boy seriously injured after being hit by car

    Boy seriously injured after being hit by car

    A school-aged boy has been urgently airlifted to Brisbane after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle approximately 40 kilometres outside Murgon in the South Burnett region today.

  255. Man injured after angry bull charges gate

    Man injured after angry bull charges gate

    A man in his 50s has been airlifted by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue after being attacked by a bull in the Western Downs region today.

  256. LifeFlight airlifts plane crash survivor from Bustard Head crash

    LifeFlight airlifts plane crash survivor from Bustard Head crash

    The Bundaberg RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted a pilot who survived a light plane crash at Bustard Head, north of Middle Island today

  257. From Congo firefighter to saving lives with LifeFlight

    From Congo firefighter to saving lives with LifeFlight

    Brett Cochrane’s adventurous life has prepared him well for a career at LifeFlight.

  258. Man airlifted after falling from rocks Fraser Island

    Man airlifted after falling from rocks Fraser Island

    The Bundaberg based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Orchid Beach on Fraser Island just after 10am Sunday morning.

  259. Woman airlifted after car accident near Nanango

    Woman airlifted after car accident near Nanango

    The Toowoomba based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to a single vehicle accident on the D'Aguilar Hwy five kilometers N.W. of Nanango Saturday morning around 9am.

  260. Man airlifted after serious car accident Sunshine Coast

    Man airlifted after serious car accident Sunshine Coast

    The Sunshine Coast based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to a single vehicle accident near Buddina on the Sunshine Coast Friday evening at 7:30 pm.

  261. LifeFlight pilot recalls dramatic rescue from Mt Beerwah

    LifeFlight pilot recalls dramatic rescue from Mt Beerwah

    RACQ LifeFlight rescue helicopter pilot Aaron Regan has recounted the late afternoon airlift of a man who was injured in a fall while climbing Mt Beerwah yesterday.

  262. Injured climber winched from Mt Beerwah

    Injured climber winched from Mt Beerwah

    The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter winched a male in his mid-twenties after he slipped on a slope at Mt Beerwah and suffered lower limb injuries.

  263. Eighth suspected Irukandji sting on Fraser Island

    Eighth suspected Irukandji sting on Fraser Island

    The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter flew to Orchid Beach on Fraser Island last night to airlift a teenaged girl who suffered a suspected Irukandji jellyfish sting.

  264. Teen airlifted after marine sting on Fraser Island

    Teen airlifted after marine sting on Fraser Island

    The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter flew to Fraser Island this afternoon to airlift a teenager who suffered a suspected irukandji jellyfish sting, the seventh airlift of its kind in the past week.

  265. Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue records busy start to 2017

    Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue records busy start to 2017

    Yesterday the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight has recorded a busy start to the new year after completing 4 missions over a 14 hour period which included one inter hospital transfer from Warwick and three critical missions.

     

     

  266. Man injured in new year festivities on Fraser

    Man injured in new year festivities on Fraser

    A man in his early 20's has sustained suspected neck injuries after he was pushed off the top of a four wheel drive while partaking in new year festivities at 1:00 am this morning.

  267. Helicopter flies to patient on Bunya Mountains

    Helicopter flies to patient on Bunya Mountains

    The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter flew to the Bunya Mountains to attend to a patient at 9:42 am yesterday morning.

  268. Water skier injured at Maroon Dam

    Water skier injured at Maroon Dam

    The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter flew to Maroon Dam to attend to an injured water skier at 5:01pm yesterday afternoon.