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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.

Emergency Services located the car early this morning, however, it is believed the accident occurred overnight.   

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to the accident scene at approximately 6am this morning.

The cause of the accident remains unknown.

The man was airlifted with multi-trauma injuries to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

On returning to base, the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was immediately retasked to Eurong Beach at Fraser Island to airlift a five-year-old boy who was suffering from an infection.

He was airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for further treatment. 

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