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.
Two patients - a man and a woman - were airlifted from Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island following separate incidents.
A Brisbane woman, aged 71, was airlifted after she suffered a suspected fractured wrist after tripping over a child.
A Logan man, aged 60, was also airlifted after he fainted and suffered suspected head trauma when he fell.
Both patients were airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition.
The upgraded helicopter provides a more comprehensive lifesaving service to the region with its ability to airlift multiple trauma patients.
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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