The Lifeflight helicopter was called in to help search for a crash at Langshaw.
The Lifeflight helicopter was called in to help search for a crash at Langshaw. Liana Turner

UPDATE: Langshaw couple aid in forestry search

UPDATE: LANGSHAW residents have described their thrill at being able to help emergency services find the victims of a crash at Langshaw this afternoon.

Jo and Will Garrett said they were driving through the Schacht's Creek Forestry when they were "waved down" by the Lifeflight helicopter, who had been called into aid with the search.

Mrs Garrett said the helicopter landed, and some of the paramedics jumped off it and hopped into their car.

They then directed the couple and the helicopter to the crashed Toyota Prado.

One man was airlifted to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital with facial injuries, while the others were assesed at the scene.

It is not known if any were also taken to hospital.

Given all of the good work that emergency services do, Mrs Garrett said it was great to be able to assist them.

"We were very pleased to help ferry them in," she said.

EARLIER 3.52PM: A MAN in his 20s has been taken to the Sunshine Coast Hospital after he and three others were hurt in a crash in the Langshaw forestry.

A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said he suffered facial injuries in the single vehicle crash, which happened about 12.30pm.

Emergency crews were initially unable to find them in the vast bushland, and called in the Maroochydore Lifeflight Helicopter to help.

The four were soon spotted, and ground crews were able to reach them.

She the other three were being treated for minor injuries, but it was not know if they would also need transport.

Gympie Times


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