LifeFlight Air Ambulance called to Bali to retrieve injured scooter rider

A LifeFlight Air Ambulance has flown to Indonesia, to collect a seriously injured Queensland man.

The patient, aged in his thirties, was reportedly hurt in a scooter accident, in Bali, last week.

He suffered brain, chest, lung and extensive internal injuries.

LifeFlight was called into action this morning.

"The Challenger 604 Jet is the longest-range Air Ambulance in Australia, so is the only one able to fly to Bali non-stop," LifeFlight's Air Ambulance Executive Manager, Tim Healee, said.

On board is a LifeFlight Critical Care Doctor, a Flight Nurse, and two pilots.

The aircraft is expected to touch down in Denpasar around 4:30pm local time (6:30pm Qld) today.

Once on the ground, LifeFlight's aeromedical team will travel to the hospital where the patient is currently being treated, before assessing and transferring him back to the jet, for the return journey to Australia.

The Air Ambulance Jet is expected to depart Denpasar Airport tomorrow morning, bound for Brisbane. 

2018 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,724 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.

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