LifeFlight helicopter rescue after chainsaw accident


The Bundaberg LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was involved yesterday in airlifting a seriously injured man from the Gladstone Region.

The worker was reportedly suspended in the air, using a chainsaw to trim tree branches when he plummeted 12 metres.

He was flown to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in a serious condition.

LifeFlight and Royal Flying Doctor Service transport almost 3500 patients a year from their shared base at Bundaberg Airport.

A community fundraising campaign will be launched soon to support building a new world-class purpose-built Bundaberg Aeromedical Base and Patient Transfer Facility.

Construction is scheduled to begin in May.