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French pair hurt after tour bus hits washout on Fraser

A French couple had to be airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital after being injured when the tour bus they were travelling in on Fraser Island hit a washout on the beach.
A French couple had to be airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital after being injured when the tour bus they were travelling in on Fraser Island hit a washout on the beach. AGL Action Rescue Helicopter

A FRENCH couple were injured when their tour bus hit a washout on the beach at Indian Head on Fraser Island.

The two had not yet buckled their seatbelts when the bus hit a sandy washout, sending them out of their seats and into the air.

They landed heavily on the rear bench seat of the bus.

The man, 35, was treated for back injuries while his partner, 29, was treated by the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter paramedic for lower spinal and possible pelvic injuries.

The two were airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital where they remain in a stable condition.



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