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Two patients airlifted after separate lifesaving missions

The Bundaberg based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Fraser Island this afternoon, shortly after midday, after reports a young boy had been stung on his hand whilst snorkeling. He was airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition.

On Saturday morning the Sunshine Coast based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked just after midnight to a single motor vehicle accident which occurred in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Once on scene the Critical Care Doctor and Intensive Care Paramedic joined other emergency  services to help free the patient.
The young woman was eventually released after being trapped for two hours.

She was airlifted in a critical condition to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

In total; RACQ LifeFlight Rescue have been tasked with 17 missions since Friday evening, from Primary motor vehicle accidents, searches for both AUSSAR and the Queensland Police Service as well as Inter Hospital transfers.

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

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