Hammock mishaps and car crashes keep emergency services busy
WITH one week until Christmas it's been a busy start to the festive season for emergency services as LifeFlight made a number rescues at the weekend.
The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was also kept busy, attending a motor-vehicle accident in the South Burnett region.
A woman was airlifted to Bundaberg Hospital after she was involved in a single-vehicle rollover outside of Biggenden on Friday night.
A man in his early 50s was also airlifted by the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after he fell off his hammock and dislocated his hip early Saturday morning.
The man was holidaying at Bewer on Moreton Island when the incident occurred.
RACQ LifeFlight Rescue was tasked to the mission just after 4.30am.
Crews treated the man at the scene before airlifting him to the Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital in a stable condition.
2016-17 was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,342 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.
LifeFlight is a community-based charity funded and supported by the LifeFlight Foundation
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