The local rescue chopper has airlifted two people to Rockhampton Hospital in separate incidents over just three hours.
The first call was made around 5pm yesterday, with the RACQ CapRescue Chopper flying to Heron Island after a scuba diver suffered a medical episode while underwater.
The patient, a man in his late 60s, was diving with a group at the time before rising to the surface.
Upon landing at the island, the chopper’s onboard medical team assisted Heron Island staff to
stabilise the patient for air transport.
The patient was flown at low level to Rockhampton Hospital in a stable condition.
Later last night, the Rescue300 helicopter was then dispatched to assist a man at Stockyard around 8pm.
The man, aged in his 70s, had been feeling unwell during the afternoon and then had a rapid onset of chest pain later in the day.
Rescue teams struggled to land at the site due to bad weather conditions.
The patient was also airlifted to Rockhampton Hospital in a stable condition.