Seriously injured man airlifted after being trampled by beast

LifeFlight's Toowoomba-based Surat Gas Aeromedical Service (SGAS) helicopter has airlifted a seriously injured man to hospital, after he was reportedly trampled by a 500 kilogram animal.

The rescue helicopter was called to the Western Downs region just after 6:30pm, last night.

It's believed the man was on a private property when the animal trampled him.

The patient was initially treated for significant abdominal injuries, by Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics on the scene, before being taken to a nearby hospital, to meet LifeFlight'sToowoomba-based SGAS helicopter.

He was then flown to Toowoomba Hospital in a serious but stable condition, under the care of LifeFlight's Critical Care Doctor and Flight Paramedic.

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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