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Extremely busy weekend for crews of RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters have flown 20 missions around south-east Queensland and Mount Isa since Friday evening, 

The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has been kept busy over the weekend flying four missions to Fraser Island.

In the latest mission, the crew has airlifted two patients a woman and male in there late fifties after their 4WD was involved in a single-vehicle accident on the beach which resulted in their airbags being deployed. Both patients suffered suspected spinal injuries and were flown to the Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.

Earlier they had airlifted a woman from Eurong suffering a medical condition to Hervey Bay Hospital.

On Saturday afternoon the Bundaberg based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Happy Valley on Fraser Island after a woman in her early twenties suffered severe lacerations and bruising after falling at a swimming hole on Fraser Island. She was airlifted to the Bundaberg Base Hospital for further treatment.

The Brisbane based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted a male in his late fifties from Inglewood Hospital to the PA Hospital suffering traumatic injuries after being involved in a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon.

The Mount Isa based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) to search for a missing man. He was last seen on the 31st December in Mount Isa and was last heard on a C.B. Radio conversation on the 3rd January. The crew have conducted searches between Mount Isa and Cloncurry both Saturday and Sunday without any sightings of him or his vehicle. 

The Bundaberg based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked Saturday to a property 40 km's north of Gin Gin where a female in her early fifties had been thrown off a horse and suffered internal injuries. The local QAS crew treated her at the scene and transported her to a nearby property where they were met by the Rescue helicopter. She was airlifted to the Bundaberg Base 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 5,342 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

LifeFlight is a community-based charity that relies on donations from the public and community support to the LifeFlight Foundation.

To support the LifeFlight Foundation visit:
www.lifeflightfoundation.org.au