12-year-old girl falls several metres
The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to the scene of an incident at Gardner’s Falls, Maleny, where a 12-year-old girl has fallen several metres from a cliff into the waterhole below.
The aeromedical crew assisted the girl from the water as the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter departed the scene due to a severe storm approaching from the North.
Due to the complexity of the location, it took some time for the LifeFlight medical crew to extricate the patient, having to carry the girl hundreds of meters to a near by car park where the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS), State Emergency Service (SES) and the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) were waiting.
The patient was then further treated and transported by road to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a critical but stable condition.
2016-17 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,342 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.
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