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Man airlifted from Curtis Island after motorcycle accident

A MAN was airlifted from Curtis Island after a motorcycle accident on Thursday.

The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service was called to help the stricken man just after noon.

A 50-year-old Gladstone man was involved in the accident on his motorcycle on private property.

He suffered a suspected dislocated shoulder, which required him to be airlifted.

The chopper was sent to Curtis Island at 12.24pm, while emergency service crews travelled by 4WD to retrieve the man and treat him, before delivering him to the waiting helicopter.

He was airlifted to Rockhampton Base Hospital in a stable condition, after the suspected dislocated shoulder required further medical attention.

The patient was flown to Rockhampton to enable doctors to rule out any other possible injuries suffered as a result of the accident.

It capped a busy couple of days for the Rockhampton-based RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service, after it was sent to Rolleston to retrieve the victim of a single-vehicle rollover just before 5pm on Wednesday.

Topics:  accident curtis island motorcycle crash racq capricorn helicopter rescue service



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