Little Fighter Gets a Second Chance at Life

Anita Camilleri knows how life can change in a split second.

The 31-year-old Mirani mum realises how precious life is after she and her two-year-old daughter Aylah were seriously injured in a horrific head-on smash on the Mackay-Eungella Road on October 5 last year.

Anita had just dropped her son Seth off to school at Marian and was on her way to meet her mother-in-law at Walkerston before work when the accident occurred.

Model Citizens Raise Lifesaving Funds For Rescue Helicopter

Seven-year-old Mackay girl Rahni Richford raised $6076 and was crowned Charity Princess at the 2017 RACQ CQ Rescue Model Search on Saturday night.

Eighty-two models competed in the event, held at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, to help raise more than $20,000 for one of the region’s most deserving and well-respected charities and be in the running to be discovered by an international modelling agency.

Maroons Make Flying Visit to Mackay Rescue Chopper Hangar

The Queensland State of Origin team made a flying visit to Mackay’s rescue helicopter hangar late this afternoon.

The team had been in town for the Mackay Fan Day and took the opportunity to pop into RACQ CQ Rescue hangar to meet the crew and sign some merchandise before boarding their flight back to Brisbane.

Five-year-old Girl Crushed by Horse on Family Farm

A child has been airlifted to hospital by RACQ CQ Rescue after she suffered very serious injuries when she was crushed by a horse on the family farm today.

The five-year-old girl is the third patient injured in a fall from a horse and transported to the hospital by the Mackay-based rescue helicopter in just seven days.

British Tourist’s Leg Degloved in Horror Accident on Yacht

RACQ CQ Rescue has landed on world-famous Whitehaven Beach to airlift a UK tourist who suffered a horrific injury aboard a maxi yacht late yesterday.

The 53-year-old woman, from Birmingham, England, was holidaying aboard a 24-metre tourist vessel in the Whitsundays when the accident happened and her leg is believed to have gotten caught in a rope.

Rail Worker Injured in Fall from Coal Train Near Koumala

RACQ CQ Rescue has landed on the Bruce Highway south of Koumala today after a woman was injured when she fell from a coal train.

The Mackay-based rescue helicopter flew directly to the scene of the accident, on a railway line running parallel to the Bruce Highway about 70km south of Mackay, just after 11.30am.