The boy was taken to Cloncurry Hospital by Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics with puncture wounds but displayed no other symptoms of envenomation.
The Mount Isa-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked at 10.35pm to airlift the boy to Mount Isa Hospital for further assessment. He was airlifted in a stable condition and was accompanied by his mother.
LifeFlight’s Air Ambulance jet, sponsored by RACQ, was also in Mount Isa last night, airlifting a man who had been trampled by a bull from Mount Isa Hospital to Brisbane.
Last night’s missions follow the announcement of the Palaszczuk Government’s $2.4 million allocation in its 2017/18 State Budget to keep the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter in Mount Isa flying to ensure the safety of residents and visitors to the north-west.
49 missions have been flown by the Mount Isa RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter since the service was taken over on July 1, 2015.
LifeFlight is a community-based charity that relies on donations from the public and community support.
To support LifeFlight visit:https://www.lifeflight.org.au/page/support-us/