News -

Heroic actions save man's life at Remembrance Day service

An elderly man has been airlifted twice today by LifeFlight's Roma-based Surat Gas Aeromedical Service (SGAS) helicopter after he suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed, at a Remembrance Day service in the Maranoa region this morning. 

The heroic actions of bystanders helped to save the man's life. 

A member of the public successfully used an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), that he was carrying in his vehicle, to revive the man before paramedics arrived. 

LifeFlight's Roma-based helicopter received the call at 11.40am and airlifted the man from the scene to Roma Hospital, in a stable condition.  

Following assessment by doctors, it was decided that the patient needs further tests in Toowoomba.
 
LifeFlight's Roma-based SGAS helicopter will now continue on back-to-back missions, airlifting him to Toowoomba Hospital. 
He remains in a stable condition.
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

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