Paramedic winched to help boy with spinal injuries on Fraser
ON NEW Year's Eve RACQ Careflight Rescue Helicopter flew to Fraser Island to help a teen suffering suspected spinal injuries.
The young male in his early teens sustained suspected spinal injuries from an incident that occurred at Kirra Sand Blow on the Island.
Due to the nature of the terrain, RACQ CareFlight crew members had to winch a paramedic down to treat and stabilised the young patient at the scene.
The paramedic with assistance walked the patient to meet QAS staff, who then transported the patient by car to Happy Valley and then flown to Hervey Bay Hospital
This was the third mission flown by RACQ CareFlight Rescue's Bundaberg crew which was a monumental effort on their last day of service for 2015.