The injured woman was transported by ambulance to the waiting rescue helicopter (Photo: RACQ LifeFlight)

October 21, 2021

A woman has been flown to hospital after she was seriously injured in a boating accident at Boondooma Dam on Thursday afternoon.

An RACQ LifeFlight spokesperson said it was believed the woman was a passenger in a tinnie which struck a submerged object.

The woman, aged in her 50s, was thrown overboard and was then struck by the boat’s propeller.

Emergency services were called just after 4:30pm.

The Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew was despatched at 5:40pm.

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics initially treated the patient, aged in her 50s, before transporting her to a nearby showground where they rendezvoused with the rescue helicopter.

The woman was airlifted to Sunshine Coast University Hospital with arm and shoulder injuries and a serious hand injury.

The patient travelled in a stable condition, under the care of an RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor and QAS Flight Paramedics.


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A glider pilot was airlifted to hospital after a forced landing just metres from a farm house near Imbil on Wednesday.

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight helicopter was despatched just before 1:00pm and was able to land in a paddock near the scene.

The aeromedical crew worked with QAS paramedics to treat the man for minor injuries.

He was then flown to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, ahead of incoming storms.

A glider pilot was injured when his aircraft came down near a farmhouse (Photo: RACQ LifeFlight)

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