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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.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to retrieve the boy from Cherbourg Hospital and airlifted him to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital at approximately 3.45pm yesterday afternoon.

He was airlifted in a stable condition.

It is unknown how the accident occurred. 

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 that relies on donations from the public and community support to the LifeFlight Foundation.

To support the LifeFlight Foundation visit:
https://www.lifeflight.org.au/page/support-us/