Wednesday, June 19, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

RACQ CQ Rescue On Call

There was no rest for the diligent RACQ CQ Rescue team last weekend as crews responded swiftly to multiple incidents across the region.

In a display of their dedication and timely expertise in aeromedical rescue, the first mission, initiated by Queensland Health involved transporting a male that was injured whilst operating machinery at a mine site near Coppabella. The patient was air-lifted in a stable condition.

The RACQ CQ Rescue Crew then flew to St Lawerance to retrieve a gentleman with a medical condition, before a quick turnaround saw the crew back in the air, being tasked to Hook Reef. Everyone was safe and sound after the Epirb activation.

The next mission had the crew resuming operations to assist an injured dirt bike rider in Cathu State Forest. With precise execution, a critical care paramedic and rescue crewman were deployed via winch to stabilise the patient who sustained back injuries. The patient was then safely airlifted to the awaiting helicopter in a stretcher.

The dedicated RACQ CQ Rescue team had no rest after responding to multiple calls last weekend. Images supplied

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