News

Indian tourist alive today thanks to Inskip sinkhole

RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter flew a young man to Nambour hospital after he nearly drowned near Inskip point.
RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter flew a young man to Nambour hospital after he nearly drowned near Inskip point. Contributed

THE Inskip Peninsula sinkhole helped save a life on Sunday, after causing so much alarm the night before.  

Nobody was killed in the drama, but an Indian tourist, 24, is alive today because the sinkhole attracted a large contingent of emergency services personnel, including the police who saved his life.  

Police responding to the sinkhole emergency were quickly on hand to revive the young man who was not breathing and only seconds from death after they dragged him from the water on Sunday morning just before 10am.  

Gympie police said the man had got into difficulties while swimming, a short distance from where the sinkhole had threatened lives and claimed several campsites late Saturday night.  

Police from Maryborough and water police from Hervey Bay were at the scene.

They brought the man in and revived him with CPR, a spokeswoman said.  

MORE:

 A loud roar: The moment a giant sinkhole opened at Inskip Pt

The RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was called at 10am and landed on the beach, before relocating at Rainbow Beach, leaving a doctor and paramedic to help tend to the man, a rescue service spokeswoman said.  

He was stabilised and taken by land ambulance to Rainbow Beach before being flown to Nambour Hospital in a stable condition.  

He was flown to Nambour Hospital in a stable condition.  

Police evacuated the MV Sarawak camping area, close to a previous sinkhole in 2011. They also evacuated campers from the neighbouring MV Beagle camping area, fearing it might get worse overnight, especially with the high tide.  

Gympie Times

Topics:  camping editors picks inskip point rainbow beach sinkhole



Foodies' scavenger hunt: are you up for it?

IF YOU want to give your tastebuds the flavour sensations of a lifetime, here is the ultimate foodie’s scavenger hunt through Brisbane.

5 minutes with Israel Folau on footy, life and love

Israel Folau and Silver Fern netballer Maria Tutaia announced their engagement last last year.

WE CAUGHT up with football star and Brisbane ex-pat Israel Folau.

10 reasons to head to South Bank this summer

Head to the only inner-city beach in Australia!

South Bank has a ridiculous amount of fun things to do.

Five mammoth events you need in your life

No Caption

BRISBANE isn’t known for doing things by halves…

How to make your child's every dream come true...

Take a dip at South Bank in the inner-city beach.

‘I DON’T want to do fun things, Mum and Dad’… said no child ever!

How to do Eat Street the right way

Know where to start and where to end to avoid a huge food coma before you get to experience all the goodies!

EVERY Friday and Saturday night, Hamilton comes alive.

You can do WHAT in Brisbane?!

Talk about arriving in style! Take your pub crawl to the next level with a helicopter!

BET you didn't know you could do these things in Brisbane...

Animal welfare a balancing act

RSPCA Gympie acting manager Karen Tierney.

Shelter manager talks all things pets

Australia Day: Why we should holiday at home this year

Noosa National Park ticks all the boxes for a travel experience for Aussies.

Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast among top destinations for short breaks

OUR SAY: 1am lockout laws not the answer to pub violence

Often the drinking starts well before the club or hotel.

Mandatory scanning at clubs and last drinks laws better option

Local Partners

Meet the new Marco on MasterChef Australia: Yotam Ottolenghi

Israeli-born, London-based chef Yotam Ottolenghi will be a guest chef for a week on the 2017 season of MasterChef Australia.

AFTER Marco’s defection to Seven, MasterChef signs a true food hero.

Big Bang spin-off to be about kid Sheldon

Jim Parsons in a scene from the TV series The Big Bang Theory.

Actor Jim Parsons has dished on an upcoming Big Bang Theory spin-off

How Adam Brand’s Nashville dream fell apart

Country music singer Adam Brand talks about how heartbreak stopped him chasing his Nashville dream.

SINGER reveals how heartbreak stopped him from chasing his dream.

What's on the small screen this week

Grant Denyer will host Channel 10's Australia Day concert from the Sydney Opera House.

STAR-studded Australia Day celebrations and fascinating docos.

Jennifer Aniston wants to return to TV

Jennifer Aniston is desperate to make a return to TV

Madonna hopes for election unity

Madonna hopes Donald Trump's election will "bring people together"

Stockland's $150m pitch: Build it and they will come

Gladstone Marina. The Gladstone Regional Council offers a range of exciting job opportunities. Photo Contributed: Murray Ware.

Here's why we need to see Stockland upgrade start soon.

By the water's edge

Secure your seachange

Gympie attracts buyers looking for affordable seachange

Core Logic property statistics reveal the region's median house price dropped 3.4% to $269,000 in the September quarter.

Median house price drops 3.4% to $269,000 in the September quarter

HOT PROPERTY: Money to spend on land, buildings

File picture.

Sale, leasing of industrial real estate picks up in Mackay

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!