Two emergency missions for LifeFlight SGAS rescue helicopter

The Toowoomba-based LifeFlight Surat Gas Aeromedical Service (SGAS) rescue chopper airlifted a teenager to hospital, after he was injured in a motorcycle crash in the Southern Downs region on Saturday afternoon. (24th April)

The boy was treated by medical response staff at the sporting facility where he had been riding.

He was then transferred by Queensland Ambulance Service, to the rescue helicopter, which had landed nearby.

The patient was in a stable condition, suffering suspected spinal injuries, when he was flown to the Queensland Children’s Hospital.

A few hours earlier, the LifeFlight SGAS aeromedical crew had treated and airlifted a woman, aged in her sixties, to Toowoomba Hospital after she fell from a horse, at a property in the Goondiwindi region.

The LifeFlight SGAS helicopter performed the emergency missions, 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.

Over the weekend (Sat 24th and Sun 25th), the Toowoomba LifeFlight SGAS and Toowoomba RACQ LifeFlight Rescue crews, flew a total of seven aeromedical missions