An 11-week-old Clermont baby boy is airlifted to Mackay Base Hospital.
An 11-week-old Clermont baby boy is airlifted to Mackay Base Hospital.

Busy week for flying rescuers

CLERMONT has had a busy week for medical emergencies with the RACQ CQ helicopter called to five incidents in the area.

On Wednesday Bears player Clint McDonald, a 34-year-old father of five was airlifted to Townsville Hospital with a suspected blood clot in the brain.

The emergency followed a concussion sustained during a league game at the weekend, followed by recurring headaches.

On Tuesday the crew was called for an 84-year-old woman who fractured a hip during a fall, and on Monday an 11-week-old baby boy with a chest infection and a nine-year-old boy with suspected appendicitis were taken to Mackay Base Hospital.

Sunday saw a Clermont man, 22, also airlifted to Mackay after suffering injuries sustained in a quad bike crash.

In the Middlemount region on Saturday, the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue was tasked to transport a four-year-old girl who burned both of her hands after falling into a fire. The girl was assessed by the road and flight paramedic and was airlifted to Rockhampton for further treatment.


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