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LifeFlight rescues man with serious burns

An 83-year-old man's holiday has been cut short after his shirt caught fire while cooking over a gas stove at Happy Valley on Fraser Island earlier this morning.  

The man suffered serious burns and was airlifted by the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital for specialist burns treatment. 

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to the island  just after 8.40 this morning.

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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https://www.lifeflight.org.au/page/support-us/