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Snorkeller airlifted from Lady Elliot Island

December 8, 2022 8:31 am in by

It’s been a busy 24 hours for the local rescue helicopter, airlifting two women to Rockhampton Hospital after separate incidents.

The RACQ CapRescue chopper was called out at 8.30am yesterday to a property west of Banana, to assess a woman with a suspected broken leg.

It’s believed she had been working on a farm when she fell from her motorbike.

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An RACQ CapRescue spokesperson says she was stabilised for flight and airlifted in good spirits.

After midday, the helicopter was called to a second patient who needed treatment after a snorkelling incident at Lady Elliot Island.

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The woman in her 60s, who was part of a larger group, had left the water when she reportedly began to experience altered states of consciousness.

A doctor, who was a part of the group, treated her until the helicopter arrived.

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Onboard crews then stabilised her and flew her to Rockhampton Hospital for further assessment.

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