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Critical care team winched in to help injured dirt bike rider

An RACQ LifeFlight critical care doctor and a Qld Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedic have been winched into bushland west of the Sunshine Coast to treat an injured dirt bike rider.

The medical team was carefully lowered from the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight helicopter.

The man, aged in his twenties was riding with friends along a 4WD track, when he came off his bike early this afternoon.

He was treated at the scene for a number of injuries.

The doctor, paramedic, QAS officers and patient were then moved by ute to a cleared paddock nearby where the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was able to safely land to meet them.

The patient was airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

This is the second off-road motorbike-related incident this RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has attended today.  Just after midday they airlifted a child injured in a motorcross accident.