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Fall victims airlifted in separate incidents

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has airlifted two male patients in separate incidents following serious falls yesterday in the Toowoomba and the Sunshine Coast regions.

The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted a man after he fell off a ladder and hit his head at his workplace, south-west of Gatton, around 11.20am.

He was airlifted to the Princess Alexandra (PA) Hospital in a stable condition. 

It followed the transfer of a second, middle-aged man who fell in his shower and suffered head injuries.

The man was airlifted by the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue chopper to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition.

Since July 1, RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has airlifted 17 people who have been injured in serious fall accidents.

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.

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