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Bushwalker airlifted from Mount Barney

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has performed back to back primary missions today (Sunday).

Just on 1pm the crew was tasked to Mount Barney 80 kilometers west of the Gold Coast, after reports a man in his seventies had fallen a short distance whilst bushwalking and abseiling with friends.

Due to the location of the group, it was decided the best way to attend to the patient was to winch the helicopter's medical team down to him.

He had suffered lower limb injuries.

The RACQ LifeFlight critical care Doctor and Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS)  paramedic secured the patient to a stretcher which was winched aboard the aircraft. The man was airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

Earlier in the day the same crew airlifted a male patient from North Stradbroke Island after a diving incident.

The 2017-2018 financial year was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,452 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

LifeFlight is a community-based charity funded and supported by the LifeFlight Foundation

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www.lifeflightfoundation.org.au