The scene of a crash on Fraser Island.
The scene of a crash on Fraser Island. Courtesy RACQ Lifeflight Rescue

UPDATE: Boy airlifted after family's car flips on Fraser

UPDATE: 6PM 

A boy has been airlifted to hospital after he was injured i na car rollover on Fraser Island.

The rescue chopper was called to the eastern side of Fraser Island just before 2.45pm.

It's believed the driver of a ute, which was towing a trailer, lost control of the vehicle on a stretch of beach near Indian Head.

As a result, the vehicle and trailer reportedly rolled.

The patient, a primary school aged boy, was one of two back passengers.

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics and Queensland Police Service (QPS) offers were on the scene, when the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter arrived.

The boy was treated for suspected head and spinal injuries before being flown to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition. 

An adult female, known to the patient, accompanied him in the helicopter.

EARLIER:

A family of four is being treated by paramedics after their car flipped on Fraser Island.

The rollover, at the Indian Head bypass track, was reported to emergency services about 2.34pm.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed two adults and two children, including a male child with head injuries, were being assessed.

All four were considered stable but the injured boy was also receiving precautionary treatment for spinal injuries.

A rescue helicopter remained on scene at 4pm.

More to come.



FIRST LOOK: Nolan Meats’ new $18m expansion

Premium Content FIRST LOOK: Nolan Meats’ new $18m expansion

The expansion of the Gympie meat processing facility is creating hundreds of jobs...

Woman’s meddling during man’s arrest gets her in strife

Premium Content Woman’s meddling during man’s arrest gets her in strife

The 21-year-old’s behaviour hindered officers’ attempts to subdue her violent...

Mary Valley Rattler announces special ANZAC Day service

Premium Content Mary Valley Rattler announces special ANZAC Day service

The trip includes lunch at the historic Gympie Station, followed by a special train...