RACQ LifeFlight Rescue airlifts man burned in fuel incident

A man has been flown to hospital in Brisbane, after he suffered serious burns in the Toowoomba region this afternoon.

Toowoomba's RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was called to a private property at 4 o'clock.

It's believed the patient, in his early twenties, was burned after fuel was accidentally poured over his body earlier today.

He suffered injuries to his face, chest and arms.

The patient was initially treated by Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics, before the rescue chopper landed.

After the aeromedical team arrived, LifeFlight's Critical Care Doctor and Flight Paramedic stabilised the man, in preparation for the airlift.

He was flown to Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in a stable condition.

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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