Two airlifts off Fraser Island

The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has performed a double airlift off Fraser Island overnight, the first multi-passenger airlift performed in the 412 Bell helicopter now servicing the region.

Two patients – a man and a woman – were airlifted from Kingfisher Bay Resort on Fraser Island following separate incidents.

A Brisbane woman, aged 71, was airlifted after she suffered a suspected fractured wrist after tripping over a child.

A Logan man, aged 60, was also airlifted after he fainted and suffered suspected head trauma when he fell.

Both patients were airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition.

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