Woman airlifted after paddle board incident at Cockermouth Island

March 21, 2023 7:53 am in by
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The local rescue helicopter has completed four missions over the weekend.

Early Saturday morning, the RACQ CQ helicopter was tasked to transport a patient from Bowen to Mackay Hospital.

Later the same day, they were called to airlift a critically ill man from a location near the showgrounds at Sarina.

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The 27-year-old North Mackay man suffered a suspected drug overdose and was initially taken to Sarina Hospital, requiring emergency treatment by paramedics and the flight doctor.

He was then airlifted Mackay Base Hospital, at around 6.00pm, in a serious condition.

Later during Saturday night, a patient from Collinsville hospital was transported by helicopter to Mackay after suffering pelvic and spinal injuries after rolling a ute.

On Sunday morning the rescue helicopter was called to treat a woman who had been been seriously injured in a paddleboarding incident on Cockermouth Island.

The rescue helicopter landed on the beach, at around 11.30am.

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The RACQ CQ crew assessed the woman who suffered a dislocated knee and then airlifted her to Mackay Hospital.

The RACQ CQ Rescue has already completed 141 missions so far this year.


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