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Birthday celebrations cut short after pig attack

A man's birthday celebrations were cut short after he was attacked by a wild pig while he was out on a hunting trip for his birthday outside of Gayndah.  

The man, in his mid-30s, was hunting with his dogs when a wild pig gored him, causing severe lacerations to his leg.

The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was called to airlift the man from Eidsvold Hospital to Bundaberg Base Hospital for further treatment at approximately 8.15 last night.

This morning, the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted a 51-year-old man after his car ran off the road and into a tree north-west of Gympie.

The man suffered suspected rib fractures in the crash and was airlifted by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue to LifeFlight's Sunshine Coast base at Maroochydore Airport.

He was then transferred by Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) road ambulance to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for treatment. 

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue was tasked to the accident scene just after 9.00 this morning.

2016-17 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,252 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

LifeFlight is a community-based charity funded and supported by the LifeFlight Foundation

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www.lifeflightfoundation.org.au