Weekend Wrap Up
Posted on October 16th, 2017
Weekend Wrap Up
Saturday afternoon #RACQ #caprescue was tasked to a property south of Targinie to attend to a 16 year old girl who had fallen from her horse while out riding with her younger sister. The patient suffered suspected head and spinal injuries after her horse stumbled, causing the girl to fall backwards with the horse falling on top of her. The injured rider was found lying on the ground with obvious signs of trauma where upon the alarm was raised. Our on board Doctor and Intensive Care Paramedic stabilised the patient at the scene before being airlifted to Rockhampton in a serious but stable condition. She was immediately transferred to Brisbane for further treatment.
Sunday morning, shortly before 8.00am our helicopter landed on the Bruce Highway at Wumalgi, approximately 15 km SSW of St Lawrence after a 4WD left the road and rolled numerous times before coming to rest on its side. A 51 year old female was thrown from the vehicle that she and her son were travelling in from Mackay. Our on board Doctor and Critical Care Paramedic treated the Townsville woman for suspected head, spinal, abdominal injuries and multiple fractures. The woman was stabilised at the scene before being airlifted to Rockhampton Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
This morning a 29 year old Jericho man was airlifted from Baralaba with severe abdominal pain.
Upon returning to base our crew were tasked to Blackwater to airlift a 17 year old male involved in a vehicle rollover. Both the patient and his female passenger were ejected from the vehicle. The patient presented to the Blackwater hospital with a severe frontal headache moments before fitting. He was promptly airlifted to Rockhampton for transportation to Brisbane hospital.