Press Release -

Emergency beacon leads rescue chopper to injured woman

The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was called into action earlier this afternoon, in response to a signal from an emergency beacon, activated north west of Bundaberg. 

Australian Search and Rescue (AusSAR) tasked the helicopter to the Bundaberg region shortly after 1:30pm.

The aeromedical crew was informed a woman, aged in her forties, had crashed her motorbike and had multiple injuries.

The Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB), which she'd activated, lead the aircraft straight to the incident, where they were able to land at the scene.

After initial treatment was given by paramedics from the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS), the woman was flown to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for further treatment. 

She was transported in a stable condition.