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LifeFlight Jet crew airlifts boy from Moranbah

A four year old boy with a brain tumour has been airlifted overnight from Moranbah in Central Queensland to Brisbane by the LifeFlight Air Ambulance jet, sponsored by RACQ.

The boy, who was accompanied on the flight by his mother, was suffering seizures which doctors suspected were caused by the brain  tumour.

The Townsville-based Lear 45 jet flew from its home base with a flight nurse to Rockhampton to pick up the LifeFlight Critical Care Doctor, before flying to Moranbah to pick up the patient.

The jet then flew the 62-minute trip to Brisbane with the boy and mother, arriving around 3am this morning where the patient was transported to a Brisbane hospital.

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

To support the LifeFlight Foundation visit:
www.lightflightfoundation.org.au