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Soldier assaulted at Tin Can Bay

A SOLDIER was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane Hospital with head injuries after an alleged assault while training at Tin Can Bay yesterday afternoon.

It was believed the 28-year-old man was beaten unconscious by another soldier during a training exercise at the Community Centre.

Tin Can Bay Ambulance was called to take the man to Gympie Hospital by road however, on arrival paramedics assessed his injuries as critical enough to call the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter.

The man was conscious and breathing by the time the rescue helicopter arrived and he was flown to Brisbane to undergo immediate X-rays and scans in hospital.

An AGL spokesperson said the man presented to rescue helicopter paramedics as conscious and breathing with lacerations on his head.

Tin Can Bay Police said they had received a phone call from the army to notify them of the assault and that it was between two soldiers.

The army told police they would be taking their own disciplinary action and would be dealing with it internally.

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