Weekend Wrap Up
Posted on July 20th, 2020
20/07/20 – | FRIDAY | Just before midnight on Friday the #RACQ #CapRescue crew responded swiftly to a call for help after a tent on a property approximately 100 kilometres north of Rockhampton caught fire with two children inside. The Rescue300 helicopter soon landed at the scene of the accident with a critical care doctor and intensive care paramedic on board after being tasked by Queensland Health.
Once on scene it was established that the two men had rushed into the burning tent to save two small children belonging to one of the men. As a result of the heroic act both brothers suffered burns to their hands and feet. The children were relatively unscathed with only one requiring road transport to Rockhampton with minor burns to his leg. He was accompanied by his father who also sustained minor burns whilst his uncle was airlifted by CapRescue in a stable condition with more serious injuries.
| SATURDAY | Around midday the CapRescue crew departed our Rockhampton hangar for a location in Comet to airlift a 30 year old man suffering a suspected very serious type of heart attack. Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics arrived on scene and transported the man to Emerald in a stable condition to await our arrival. Once airborne our crew diverted to Emerald and quickly loaded the patient into the Rescue300 helicopter for immediate transport to Rockhampton. From Rockhampton the patient was transported to Brisbane for further medical treatment.
Just hours after returning to base the CapRescue crew flew to Biloela to transport a woman in her early 30’s to Rockhampton after suffering complications associated with a prior medical procedure. She remained in a stable condition for the duration of the flight.
| SUNDAY | Rest day! The CapRescue crew didn’t receive any call outs on Sunday and were lucky enough to remain at base. A much needed Netflix and chill day was well received. Cheers CQ for the day on the couch. Our crew are recharged, refuelled and ready to start a new week!