Man injured fighting fires on rural property

The Roma-based LifeFlight SGAS Rescue helicopter has airlifted a man to hospital after he reportedly fell from his dirt bike, while protecting his property from bushfires.

The chopper was called to a private property, in the Central Highlands, just before 11:30 this morning.

It's believed the patient, aged in his forties, had been fighting fires on the rural land and was checking fire breaks when the accident happened.

He was initially treated by a senior Queensland Fire & Emergency Service (QFES) officer, before Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics arrived.  It was then determined that the man required further treatment and would be flown to Roma Hospital by the LifeFlight SGAS Rescue helicopter.

He was airlifted with shoulder and neck injuries, 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.

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