Rescue 300 was tasked to retrieve a 70-year-old man from Heron Island yesterday.
Rescue 300 was tasked to retrieve a 70-year-old man from Heron Island yesterday. Contributed

RACQ helicopter kept in the air with multiple rescues

IT has been a busy 24 hours for RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue (Rescue 300).

Following on from tasks involving a 14-year-old with possible appendicitis and a French national who was stung by a sting ray on Great Keppel Island, Rescue 300 was last night tasked to transfer a 75-year-old woman from Thangool.

The woman had been taken to Biloela Hospital after she fell at home in the bathroom, and suffered various injuries to her leg, hip and shoulder.

The woman was found by a family member and she had possibly been lying on the floor for up to 24 hours.

The woman was flown to Rockhampton for further treatment and assessment, in a serious but stable condition.

This morning Rescue 300 was also tasked to transport a 70-year-old male from Heron Island. 

The man had been snorkelling off the island with his wife when he became short of breath. 

He was treated by the island's nurse and then by the Rescue 300 doctor and intensive care paramedic. 

He was flown back to Rockhampton in a stable condition.



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