Tide hampers beach rescue

THE rider of a motorcycle that crashed at a remote area of Teewah Beach on Saturday afternoon was airlifted to Nambour Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

Due to the incoming tides, the AGL Rescue Helicopter team quickly reconfigured the helicopter to be ready for a winch extraction if required.

On arrival a flight paramedic and doctor were winched down to the 49-year-old Ross Creek man who had suffered suspected spinal injuries. While they completed their assessments and prepared the man to be winched up into the helicopter, Pilot Wayne Thompson located a suitable landing site 6km to the north of the accident scene.

Once the all clear was given by the medical team, the helicopter returned, completing two more winches to secure the patient and crew before heading for the hospital.

Gympie Times


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