The rescue helicopter landed close to the scene of Wednesday morning’s incident (Photo: RACQ LifeFlight)

March 25, 2020

A teenage boy has been seriously burned in an accident near Yarraman on Wednesday morning.

Emergency services were called to a private address at 10:09am.

An RACQ LifeFlight spokesperson said it was believed the boy had been helping a friend clear their garden.

He was reportedly trying to set green waste on fire, when the petrol he was using as an accelerant exploded.

The Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was called just after 10:30am.

QAS paramedics treated the boy for second degree burns to the front of his body before the rescue helicopter arrived.

He was then airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a serious but stable condition with significant burns.

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Police are searching for a stolen vehicle spotted on Cherbourg Road on Wednesday morning.

Police Media said the vehicle, believed to have been stolen from Murgon on Tuesday, evaded police and headed towards Cherbourg.

UPDATE April 1: The orange Mitsubishi Triton ute stolen from Murgon on March 24 has been located.


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