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RACQ LifeFlight Rescue continues busy weekend

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews continued a busy weekend with 18 missions completed since Friday evening.

The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted a male in his 70s from Gayndah Hospital this afternoon who had been injured when a hay bale fell on my top of him.

The man had been working with his son when a 600kg hay bale toppled onto him. His son raised the alarm and the patient was transported to the hospital by Queensland Ambulance Service with suspected neck and spinal injuries.

He was later airlifted from Gayndah Hospital to the Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition.

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Kilcoy Hospital after a pre-teen suffered head and chest injuries after he fell off his trail bike and was then accidentally run over by another rider.

The boy was airlifted to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in a stable condition.

Overnight a 55 year old truck driver was airlifted from Miles Hospital to Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital after his semi trailer rolled over on a highway near Miles.

The Toowoomba based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter's medical team helped hospital staff to stabilise him for flight before airlifting him to Brisbane in a critical condition.

On Saturday morning the Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted a teenager who suffered two suspected fractured ankles after landing heavily over a jump while riding a motocross bike outside Gin Gin.

The helicopter was tasked at 10:30 am Saturday to the accident scene on a private property at Mount Perry, south-west of Gin Gin.

The rescue helicopter's Intensive Care Queensland Ambulance Service Flight Paramedic assisted the local QAS paramedic in treating the teenager's injuries.

He was airlifted to the Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition.