Teen chasing goanna falls about 4m from tree on Fraser

A TEEN who fell about 4m from a tree while chasing a goanna has been flown from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay Hospital with head and shoulder injuries.

An RACQ CareFlight Rescue spokesman said the Bunderberg rescue helicopter was sent to the island on Sunday afternoon.

He said an 18-year-old man from Brisbane who was holidaying with friends at a camp site north of Orchid Beach had climbed a tree chasing a goanna.

"The male got to roughly 4m up the tree when the branch he was on snapped, causing him to fall and hit the ground," the spokesman said.

"The QAS as well as our intensive care flight paramedic made their way to the camp site and treated the patient for head and shoulder injuries.

"He was transported back to Orchid Beach where the rescue helicopter had landed and then was airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition."

The Bundaberg-based RACQ CareFlight Rescue crew flew Orchid Beach to help a man who had fallen about 4m from a tree.
The Bundaberg-based RACQ CareFlight Rescue crew flew Orchid Beach to help a man who had fallen about 4m from a tree. RACQ CareFlight Rescue


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