Schoolies teenager airlifted from Fraser Island

The Bundaberg-based RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Eurong on Fraser Island at 7am today.

CareFlight’s crew assessed the 17-year-old boy for a suspected shoulder injury.

The teenager told the crew he and a friend were helping a tourist replace the back right wheel on a four-wheel drive yesterday afternoon when two car jacks gave way.

“He’s in some pain, but is in a stable condition.”

The boy was airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital for urgent treatment to his injured shoulder.

He was on the island celebrating Schoolies at the time of the accident.