Busy week­end for the LifeF­light crew

Sev­eral in­juries in the Bur­nett prompt quick re­sponse

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Philippe Co­querand philippe.co­querand@cnbtimes.com.au

THE Bund­aberg RACQ Lifef­light crews were kept busy at the week­end with sev­eral in­ci­dences across the North Bur­nett.

A man was trans­ported af­ter he fell from a truck while load­ing cat­tle on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

The man, in his 60s, suf­fered a sus­pected com­pound frac­ture in his left an­kle as a re­sult of the fall, and the he­li­copter was called to air­lift the man from Mundubbera Hos­pi­tal just af­ter 5pm.

The man was taken to Bund­aberg Base Hos­pi­tal in a sta­ble con­di­tion for fur­ther treat­ment.

This came af­ter an­other in­ci­dent where a 17-year-old boy was air­lifted to the Royal Bris­bane and Women's Hos­pi­tal with his hand par­tially am­pu­tated while work­ing in a North Bur­nett abat­toir.

The teenager was trans­ported by road to Bund­aberg Air­port by the Queens­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice where the Bris­bane-based RACQ LifeF­light Res­cue he­li­copter was wait­ing, with a Crit­i­cal Care Doc­tor on board.

He was flown to Bris­bane in a sta­ble con­di­tion.

In a third in­ci­dent a man in his 30s was air­lifted af­ter a mo­tor­cy­cle ac­ci­dent 150km south west of Gayn­dah.

The man suf­fered a sus­pected bro­ken leg and was air­lifted to the Sun­shine Coast Uni­ver­sity Hos­pi­tal in a sta­ble con­di­tion.

LifeF­light is a com­mu­nity based char­ity that re­lies on do­na­tions to con­tinue.

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