Quad bike rider airlifted after mustering incident

The Roma-based LifeFlight Surat Gas Aeromedical Service (SGAS) helicopter has airlifted a man, after he was injured in a quad bike accident, while mustering cattle, in the Western Downs region.

The rescue aircraft was sent to a private property, north-east of Roma, around 8 o’clock this morning.

The aeromedical team worked with local Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics to treat the man, who is aged in his 40s.

He was flown to Roma Airport and was then transported to hospital by QAS.

The LifeFlight SGAS helicopter performed the mission, as part of the SGAS partners’ commitment to assisting in providing the south west region and beyond, with community aeromedical coverage, by donating 150 flying hours each year.