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LifeFlight crews end day with heavy hearts

It has been a busy day for RACQ LifeFlight crews across Queensland today, having been tasked on eight missions including the continued search and rescue operation for six fishermen off the coast of 1770 who have been missing since Monday. 

The Bundaberg RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was again involved today in a three-hour search of the area between 1770 and Bustard Head, covering the coastline out to approximately 16 kilometres offshore from the coast.

Clearer weather created better visibility for the crew but they were unable to find anyone or anything, returning to base with what Aircrewman Shayne White described as a 'heavy heart'.

This morning the Toowoomba RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted a 20 year old woman from a property west of Toowoomba after she was bucked from her horse.

She was transported to the Toowoomba Hospital in a serious condition suffering suspected back and leg fractures.

Earlier today a 59 year old man was airlifted by the Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter following a single motor vehicle accident in Agnes Waters.

The man was transported to the Bundaberg Base Hospital suffering chest injuries.

LifeFlight crews also completed three inter-facility transfers today, including a newborn baby in a critical condition who was suffering from breathing complications.

2016-17 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,342 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