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Third patient airlifted from Fraser Island in less than a week

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has flown its third patient from Fraser Island in five days after an elderly woman fell while holidaying on the island and suffered a suspected broken leg.

The Victorian woman, aged 83, was airlifted from Kingfisher Bay Resort helipad by the Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue chopper and was taken to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition. 

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to the island around 7.20am.

Two patients were also flown from Kingfisher Bay Resort helipad on Monday night, in the first double-airlift performed by the Bundaberg RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Bell 412 helicopter. 

A Brisbane woman, aged 71, was airlifted after she suffered a suspected fractured wrist after tripping over a child.

A Logan man, aged 60, was also flown off the island after he fainted and suffered a suspected head trauma when he fell. 

Both patients were airlifted by the Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition.

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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