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More missions in hectic weekend for LifeFlight crews

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters and the Toowoomba-based Surat Gas Aero-Medical Service (SGAS) Rescue helicopter have attended six primary missions in less than 24 hours this weekend, including four motor vehicle accidents.

LifeFlight's Toowoomba-based SGAS Rescue helicopter flew to a Camp Draft event at Condamine near Miles on Saturday morning after a teenager fell from his horse during the competition.

It's believed the male teenager's horse tripped while they were competing, causing the horse to fall on top of the rider. The horse then rolled on top of him, before quickly getting up.

It then started to take off with one of the rider's feet still caught in the stirrups, causing the young rider to be dragged along a short distance.

Upon landing, the LifeFlight Critical Care Doctor treated the patient for neck and chest injuries. The teenager then had a tube inserted to assist his breathing before the aeromedical crew loaded him into the rescue helicopter and airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The Brisbane based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter also airlifted a 29 year old Brisbane man who had dislocated his left shoulder after diving off rocks at Cape Moreton.

The man was treated on the scene by the the rescue helicopter's medical team, assisted by local Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedic along with. He was then airlifted to the PA Hospital in a stable condition.

And this afternoon, the Sunshine Coast based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was sent to Tin Can Bay to airlift a male in his early 60s, suffering from a medical condition. He was airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

These missions follow RACQ LifeFlight aeromedical crews airlifting patients overnight and today from motor vehicle accidents at Somerset Dam, south of Bundaberg and south of Toowoomba in three separate road accidents.

LifeFlight is a community-based charity that relies on donations from the public and community support to the LifeFlight Foundation.

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