RACQ CQ Rescue flew more than 1000km last night to transfer a man trampled by cattle on a remote property to hospital in Townsville.
The 24-year-old Llanarth man was working on a property near Belyando Crossing, about 200km south-west of Proserpine, late yesterday when he fell backwards in cattle yards, hit his head and was knocked unconscious. He was then trampled by cattle in the yards.
The man, believed to be a resident of the property, suffered neck, rib, sternum and thigh injuries including serious fractures.
After a 000 call, RACQ CQ Rescue, with a doctor and Critical Care Paramedic on board, landed on the property about 9.15pm and took about an hour to stabilise the patient and prepare him for flight.
The rescue helicopter was refuelled at Moranbah Airport before transferring the patient to Townsville Hospital, arriving about 1am.
The Mackay-based rescue helicopter didn’t not return to base until about 3.45am after flying more than 1016 kilometres.