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RACQ LifeFlight wraps up busy end to weekend

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue has wrapped up a busy end to the weekend, performing a total of 19 missions since Friday night.

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted a man in his 40s after he fell while bull riding at the Gympie Show on Saturday afternoon.

Two patients were also airlifted in separate motorcycle accidents by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue on Saturday.

A man in his 30s was airlifted by the Brisbane-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after he fell while off-road motorbiking at Gap Creek.

It's believed he hit a tree stump when he came off his motocross bike in steep, wooded terrain. 

He suffered lower limb injuries and was airlifted to Toowoomba Base Hospital in a stable condition.

LifeFlight's Toowoomba-based SGAS helicopter airlifted a man in his 50s with lower limb injuries after he was injured in a motorcycle accident on a property outside Dalby.

He was also airlifted to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition. 

Two young men were airlifted in separate sporting accidents across the weekend.

A man in his 30s was airlifted by the Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after he was injured while playing rugby yesterday afternoon.

He was airlifted from Agnes Waters Sports and Recreation grounds to Bundaberg Hospital in a stable condition.

A young boy was airlifted by the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue with suspected spinal injuries following a sporting accident on Saturday.

He was airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for scans and further treatment.

Three burns patients were also airlifted by the rescue helicopter service.

Two men were airlifted by the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after a homemade petroleum-based rustproof product caused a vapour flash fire [see previous media release].

The third burns patient was airlifted on Saturday morning from Gympie Hospital in an unrelated incident. 

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.

LifeFlight is a community-based charity funded and supported by the LifeFlight Foundation

To support the LifeFlight Foundation visit:
www.lifeflightfoundation.org.au