Huge weekend for RACQ's Air Rescue Network

The first weekend of August proved busy for RACQ’s Air Rescue Network after dozens of Queenslanders were flown to medical treatment across the state by the fleet of helicopters.

Photo credit: RACQ LifeFlight Rescue

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue flew nearly 30 missions from Friday to Monday, making it one of the team’s busiest weekends of the year. Crews airlifted a male patient to hospital from Fraser Island after he was treated for a broken ankle, flew an injured motocross rider from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane, and transported a man who was hurt by a fallen tree near Kingaroy.

RACQ CQ Rescue flew five missions from Friday to Sunday and retrieved ill and injured patients from Dysart, Clermont, Middlemount, Collinsville and Clairview. Sunday was the busiest day of the weekend, with the RACQ CQ Rescue crew airlifting a teenage boy with a serious concussion and other injuries after he was trampled at a bull riding school. The rescue team also completed an eight-hour mission to transfer a 64 year old Dysart resident to Townsville after he suffered a stroke and transferred a woman who sustained serious injuries in a fall.

On Saturday, RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service attended a patient who had come off a trail bike and sustained lower limb injuries. The patient was transported to Rockhampton Hospital for further treatment in a stable condition.