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UPDATE: Airlifted baby boy in stable condition in burns unit

A four-and-a-half month old was airlifted to Brisbane after falling into a fire at Inskip Point.
A four-and-a-half month old was airlifted to Brisbane after falling into a fire at Inskip Point. Contributed

UPDATE 4.35PM: THE four-and-a-half month old Caboolture baby who was airlifted from Gympie Hospital overnight on Sunday remains in a stable condition in the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital burns unit.

The baby boy's family was camping over the long weekend when the unthinkable happened just before midday on Sunday and the baby somehow fell into the open camp fire.

It remains unknown just how the accident happened and whether the baby was transported by his own family into Gympie or an ambulance was dispatched to Inskip to take him into the Gympie Hospital.

A specialist paediatric medical team was flown from Brisbane to the Gympie Hospital overnight Sunday to treat the four-month-old boy who was airlifted to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital suffering burns to his left arm and hand.

It was reported the boy had burns to up to 18% of his body.

He travelled in a stable condition with his mother by Brisbane-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter.

Lady Cilento Hospital confirmed today the little boy was in a stable condition in its burns unit.

EARLIER: THE long weekend has been marred by disaster for a baby boy who fell into an open fire at Inskip Point yesterday.

A specialist paediatric medical team was flown from Brisbane to the Gympie Hospital overnight to treat the four-month-old boy who was airlifted to Lady Cilento suffering burns to his left arm.

It was reported the boy, thought to be from Caboolture, had burns on up to 18% of his body after falling into an open fire at Inskip Point camp site MV Beagle.

The baby boy travelled in a stable condition alongside his mother to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital by Brisbane-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter.

 

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Topics:  baby boy burnt cooloola coast fire gympie hospital inskip point lady cilento children's hopsital lifeflight paramedics qas

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