Chopper Airlifts Second Rider Injured In Fall From Horse

An 18-year-old woman from Clermont is the second person to be airlifted by RACQ CQ Rescue today with serious injuries after falling from a horse.

 The woman was riding on a cattle property about 280km south-west of Mackay just after 3pm today when she fell and suffered head, neck, back and shoulder injuries.

RACQ CQ Rescue was tasked about 4pm and flew direct to the scene of the accident with a doctor, Critical Care Paramedic and rescue crewman on board.

The patient had received treatment from an ambulance officer on scene and was already secured into a vacuum mat ready for transport in the helicopter.

RACQ CQ Rescue departed the property about 6.30pm with the patient in a stable condition and flew direct to Mackay Airport arriving about 8pm. She was transferred to Mackay Base Hospital by ambulance.

The Mackay-based Bell 412 helicopter has flown more than 770km today to transfer two seriously injured horse riders to hospital.

About noon today, a 25-year-old Nebo woman was injured in a horse fall on a property near Hail Creek, about 100km south-west of Mackay.

She suffered head, spinal and pelvic injuries and was transported to Mackay Base Hospital in a stable condition arriving at 1.50pm.