The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight helicopter had a busy time over Easter, flying to Boondooma’s Manar Park on multiple occasions to evacuate one patient and assess several others (Photo: RACQ LifeFlight)
The RACQ LifeFlight helicopter at Manar Park on Saturday night (Photo: RACQ LifeFlight)

April 1, 2018

RACQ LifeFlight rescue helicopters have been called in three times so far this Easter long weekend to the Manar Park off-road recreational park at Boondooma.

On Friday, the Sunshine Coast aeromedical crew helped a middle-aged man who was injured when he fell from his motorbike.

He was flown to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for further treatment.

On Saturday, the Sunshine Coast-based LifeFlight helicopter was called back twice within 12 hours.

On Saturday afternoon. a man suffered minor injuries when he fell from a motorbike.

The LifeFlight crew and ambulance paramedics treated him but he did not require helicopter transport.

A few hours later, the helicopter crew returned to assess three people who had been injured in separate incidents:

  • A middle-aged women who was injured while trying to kick-start her motorbike.
  • A young boy who fell from a motorbike, and
  • A middle-aged man who also suffered injuries from his motorbike.

The aeromedical crew and QAS paramedics assessed the patients and determined only the woman required further treatment at hospital.

She was transported via road ambulance.

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