Fraser airlift
Fraser airlift

IN BRIEF: Island airlift and Gympie court

Island airlift

A MAN in his 20s was airlifted from Fraser Island yesterday after slipping and hitting his head on a vehicle bullbar.

An RACQ CareFlight helicopter service spokeswoman said the man, who was on holidays, had been standing on the bullbar while working on the engine of a 4WD vehicle when he fell, causing a serious head injury.

He was transported to Eurong helipad by land ambulance and flown to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition.

Out of character

"WOULD you have behaved that way if you were sober," Gympie Magistrate M Baldwin asked a man who obstructed police and refused to leave licensed premises.

"No," admitted engineer Paul David Marshall, 43.

"Moral of the story?" Mrs Baldwin asked rhetorically.

Marshall, of Suncrest Crt, Southside was fined $440 and ordered to perform 40 hours community service when he appeared before the court recently.

Unlicensed

BRENDAN Neil James was fined $220, with an option of 10 hours community service instead, when he appeared before the court. James, 27, of Emperor St, Tin Can Bay pleaded guilty to unlicensed driving on Brisbane Rd on May 28.

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