Man airlifted after falling from a tree
The Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was returning to base at 2am Sunday morning after completing an earlier mission to a Brisbane hospital, when it was diverted to the Sunshine Coast hinterland after reports a man had fallen 10 metres from a tree.
The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter met with the local Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) crew to treat the male, aged in his early twenties, who had suffered possible spinal injuries from the fall.
He was stabilised before being airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital 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.