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RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters called to five rescues in less than five hours

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews have experienced one of the busiest days of 2017 so far, after being called to five rescue missions around Queensland in less than five hours.

Man injured at Motocross Park

The Bundaberg based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew was called to the scene of a motorbike accident at Manar Park, where a man in his 20s suffered a suspected broken ankle.

The man had been riding his motorbike over a jump when he lost control and was thrown over the bike’s handlebars, injuring his ankle.

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics treated the patient before the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was sent to the scene at 11:03am.

The patient suffered no other obvious injuries and was transported in a stable condition to Bundaberg Hospital.

10 year old boy injured in motorbike accident

The Toowoomba based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew was called to airlift a 10 year old boy who suffered a suspected leg injury after a motorbike accident at Warwick.

The boy had been riding on a beginner’s track during a motocross event staged at the local showgrounds, when he fell over the handlebars, resulting in a large laceration on his leg when he got caught on the bike’s brakes while falling.

State Emergency Service (SES) and QAS paramedics were first on the scene to treat the patient and take him to the local oval to meet the RACQ Lifeflight Rescue helicopter, which was sent to the scene at 2:21pm.

The patient was transported with his mother on board to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in a stable condition.

Woman injured by cow west of Noosa

The Sunshine Coast based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew airlifted a woman in her 30s who suffered a suspected broken (right) leg after being knocked over by a cow on her farm west of Noosa.

The crew was called to the scene at 12:01pm and landed 100 metres from the site of the incident.

Accompanied by QAS paramedics, the crew had to trek around a muddy embankment to reach the patient, where a QAS vehicle had already become bogged due to the uneven terrain.

The patient’s leg was immobilised before she was transported via a QAS 4WD to the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter and taken to Nambour Hospital in a stable condition.

Hospital transfers

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews also completed two hospital transfers today.

The Brisbane based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew airlifted a woman in her 70s who suffered breathing difficulties, and transported her from Hervey Bay Hospital to Nambour Hospital.

The Bundaberg based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crew had back-to-back rescues today, immediately being re-tasked after the incident at Manar Park, to airlift a woman in her 60s who suffered from an unknown medical condition.

The patient was transported from Bundaberg Hospital to Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital in a stable condition.