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Man airlifted after falling from horse

LifeFlight's Toowoomba-based Surat Gas Aero-Medical Service (SGAS) helicopter has airlifted a 32 year old man after he fell from his horse this morning. 

It's believed the man was training at the Oakey Racecourse when the accident occurred. 

The man suffered suspected spinal injuries as a result of the fall. 

He was transported to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition. 

The SGAS Helicopters – based in Toowoomba and Roma - provide up to 150 funded hours for community retrievals each year.

Since 2011, Queensland gas companies Arrow Energy, Origin Energy, QGC and Santos have partnered with LifeFlight to provide the service for gas-industry workers and community members living in the state’s South-West.

In 2016-17, the SGAS choppers flew 101 missions, including community missions.