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Triple tasking for Toowoomba RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter

It was a busy night for the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crews.

After returning to base in the evening from transporting a south-west region patient in need of medical attention to the Princess Alexandra Hospital, the chopper was back on the PA helipad just hours later, after airlifting an injured trail-bike rider.

The man, aged in his fifties, was injured while riding a trail-bike north of Moogerah around 7pm last night.

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) ground crews treated the injured rider before he was loaded onto the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter and airlifted to hospital in a stable condition.

The aeromedical team had just finished transferring him into the care of hospital staff, when they were immediately re-tasked to go to the aid of a sick teenager.

The boy was believed to be suffering appendicitis and was airlifted by the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter from a location north of Kingaroy, to the Toowoomba Hospital.

He was in a stable condition.