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RACQ LifeFlight Rescue airlifts injured trail bike rider from Glasshouse Mountains

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has airlifted an injured trail bike rider to hospital, following an accident around 2pm this afternoon in the Glasshouse Mountains.

The Queensland man, aged in his thirties, was trail bike riding with a group of friends at the base of Mt Beerwah, when he struck a tree branch.

The force of the impact caused him to fall off his bike and suffer neck and shoulder injuries.

Ground-based Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) officers reached the accident scene by 4WD ambulance and picked up the injured man.

They drove him to a nearby area of clear ground, where the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter had landed.

The man was assessed and treated by the LifeFlight critical care doctor and QAS paramedic, before being airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

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.