Crewman winched off bulk carrier Fraser Coast

The Bundaberg based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has performed a perfect winch mission of a seriously ill Chinese crewman off the deck of a bulk carrier off the Fraser Coast this morning.

LifeFlight medical personnel had been in contact since yesterday with the ship's crew who made an emergency call regarding the illness of one of their crew. The ship tracked closer towards the Queensland coast   overnight and the decision was made to airlift the patient to hospital as soon as possible.