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UPDATE: Rescue helicopter rushes pinned worker to hospital

AIRBORNE: RACQ Capricorn Rescue Helicopter tweeted this photo as they head to the incident.
AIRBORNE: RACQ Capricorn Rescue Helicopter tweeted this photo as they head to the incident.

UPDATE: 2.14pm: 

DETAILS about the condition of a man who was trapped under a tree on a rural property near Blackwater are scant.

A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said the man, trapped for more than an hour after a tree fell on a tractor he was operating, is suffering chest and neck pains.

But radios and mobile phones used by emergency crews assisting in the rescue of the man are failing on the rural property.

The QAS spokeswoman said RACQ Capricorn Rescue Helicopter has the co-ordinates of the scene, but is yet to arrive.

The helicopter is expected to airlift the man to hospital.

Police and paramedics initially struggled to find the worker on the property, searching the 4500ha on quad bikes.

At least three paramedics and a number of police officers are at the scene.

The QAS spokeswoman is not yet aware how those involved in the rescue freed the man.

More to come

UPDATE: 12.43pm: 

EMERGENCY crews are struggling to locate a farmer believed to be trapped on a massive rural Central Queensland property.

At 11.24am, paramedics responded to reports a person was trapped after a tree fell on a tractor they were operating.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesman earlier said RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue was flying into Riley's Creek Crossing Rd property, which is along the Mackenzie River.

Emergency crews have a huge task ahead of them locating the accident, with the property spanning almost 4500ha.

 

More to come

12PM: A PERSON is reportedly entrapped on a rural Central Queensland property after a tree fell onto a tractor they were operating.

Queensland Ambulance Services received a call to respond at 11.24am, but are not yet on scene.

RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue landing on the new Rockhampton Hospital helipad.
RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue landing on the new Rockhampton Hospital helipad. Allan Reinikka / File

A QAS spokeswoman said a rescue helicopter is expected to fly in to the Riley's Crossing Rd, Mackenzie River property.

The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue reported they are tracking to the accident.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services are also en route from Blackwater, the fastest route appears to be a 63.1km drive which takes about an hour.

Riley's Crossing Rd is north west of Blackwater in the Central Highlands region.

There is no further information at this time as the situation is currently unfolding.

More information to come.

Topics:  farming accident queensland ambulance service queensland fire and rescue queensland police services racq capricorn helicopter rescue


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