Press Release -

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue winches injured motorbike rider

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter airlifted an injured dirt bike rider, from a remote area of forest in the Gympie region, this afternoon. (Sun 26th)

It's believed he had been riding an off-road motorbike, with a group of other riders and was going down a steep track, when he fell forward over the handlebars and crashed.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was called in at around 2.30pm.

The helicopter was unable to land at the scene, due to the thick tree coverage, so set down in a nearby, cleared area of forest.

The RACQ LifeFlight Critical Care Doctor and Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Flight Paramedic were driven by a forestry worker in a four wheel drive, to the crash site, where they assessed and treated the patient. 

Once he was stabilised and strapped in the stretcher, the chopper returned to the crash location and winched the injured man, Critical Care Doctor, and Flight Paramedic aboard.

The patient was in a stable condition when he was flown to Sunshine Coast University Hospital, for further assessment and treatment.