News

Schoolies teen airlifted from Fraser Is with shoulder injury

A TEENAGER has been injured after a vehicle he was working on fell on his shoulder at Fraser Island during Schoolies Week. 

The Bundaberg-based RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Eurong on Fraser Island at 7am Monday.

CareFlight's crew assessed the 17-year-old Brisbane boy for a suspected shoulder injury.

The teenager told the crew he and a friend were helping a tourist replace the back right wheel on a four-wheel drive yesterday afternoon when two car jacks gave way.

"The car wheel was stuck, so he's kicked the wheel and the rear of the car has given way and collapsed on his left shoulder," CareFlight Pilot Peter Marris said.

"He's in some pain, but is in a stable condition."

The boy was airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital for urgent treatment to his injured shoulder.

He was on the island celebrating Schoolies at the time of the accident.
 

Topics:  editors picks, fraser island, racq careflight, schoolies




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Fraser Coast Mariners thumped by Noosa Dolphins

Mariner's Adam Ebert. Fraser Coast Mariners v Maroochydore at Urangan.Photo Matthew McInerney  / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Fraser Coast Mariners were thumped by Noosa Dolphins.

Hervey Bay to host Qld title round in September

Maryborough's Reece Rayner in a Senior Lites event at the Hervey Bay Motocross Club event on Sunday. Photo: Jocelyn Watts / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Hervey Bay Motocross Club will host a round of the Qld Titles.

Maryborough dominates Bundaberg in Premier League

Wallaroos' Tony Dakin plays in the men's hockey match against Granville in Maryborough on Saturday. Photo: Jocelyn Watts / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Fraser Coast dominates Bundaberg's Premier League teams.

Latest deals and offers

Barnaby Joyce talks Johnny Depp's dogs in Tweed

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce talks about Johnny Depp's dogs Pistol and Boo...

Billy Slater talks Origin Team

Queensland Origin great Billy Slater.

Queensland Origin great Billy Slater talks about this years team and his return to...

Road rage caught on Dashcam

Attack with a baseball bat caught on Dashcam

Video of a violent road rage incident in Orange last December.

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked