LifeFlight airlifts patients near Gympie and Killarney in busy end to weekend

LifeFlight has had a busy end to the weekend, with crews airlifting patients from Killarney, and near Gympie.

LifeFlight's Toowoomba based Surat Gas Aero-Medical Service (SGAS) helicopter was this morning tasked to airlift a man involved in a motorbike crash at Killarney.

The man was treated by paramedics from the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) at the scene of the crash on Spring Creek Road, before he was transported to Carrs Lookout, where the helicopter was waiting.

He was taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition, suffering pelvic and lower back injuries.

This afternoon the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter transported a woman to hospital, after she was trampled by a pony on a property north of Gympie.

It’s believed the woman in her 40s had been breaking in the pony at her property, when it pinned her against a tree.

She was transported to the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital in a stable condition, with chest and hip injuries.

The Bundaberg-based helicopter was also involved in a search and rescue operation overnight, after a boat started sinking off Fraser Island.

Five people who were on the boat managed to get onto land safely, after deliberately running the boat aground on Orchid Beach.

A man in his 60s fell over as the boat ran aground. He was transported to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition, suffering a rib injury.