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Miner makes it above ground just in time

A miner, aged in his 50s, suffered severe chest pain while working underground at a mine site in the Mt Isa region earlier today.

The man started to experience symptoms of a possible heart attack, but managed to make his own way to the surface.

The Mount Isa-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to the mine site's infirmary, where the man was being treated,  just after 10am.

He was flown to Mount Isa hospital in a stable condition.