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Javelin causes traumatic injury to school boy

A Sunshine Coast school boy has been flown to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital after being hit in the eye by a javelin. 

It's believed the boy was carrying the javelin off the oval when the sharp end became caught in the ground causing the blunt end to flick into the boy's eye. 

Paramedics from the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) administered initial medical care. 

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter landed on the oval before flying the boy and his mother to the hospital.

2017 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,344 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.