Press Release -

Toddler kicked in face airlifted by RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

A toddler has been airlifted by the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter, after she was kicked in the face by a horse.

The incident happened at a property in the Mary Valley area this afternoon.  The child was standing on the opposite side of the fence to the animal, when it kicked her.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter, with a critical care doctor and Queensland Ambulance Service paramedic on board, was diverted to the scene as they were enroute to Maryborough for another mission.

With her mother also on board, the chopper airlifted the little girl to the Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital.

She was in a stable condition, suffering serious facial injuries.

It's the second horse-related incident our crews have attended in the past two days.  Yesterday another young girl was airlifted by the Toowoomba-based Surat Gas Aeromedical Service (SGAS) Rescue helicopter, after being kicked in the head.  She was also taken to the Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital.