ON SCENE: RACQ Capricorn Rescue airlifted the seriously injured child, his brother and mother. Picture: RACQ Capricorn Rescue
ON SCENE: RACQ Capricorn Rescue airlifted the seriously injured child, his brother and mother. Picture: RACQ Capricorn Rescue

SERIOUS INCIDENT: One tonne bag of fertiliser falls on child

UPDATE, 3.30PM: A young boy suffered severe internal chest, abdominal and lower limb injuries after a one tonne bag of fertiliser collapsed on him at a private property near Comet, just before 10am this morning.

The RACQ Capricorn Rescue was tasked at 10.50am to the rural property south of Blackwater.

The mother of the young patient used a ute to remove the bag from atop the boy and subsequently alerted authorities.

Rescue 300 landed at the scene shortly after where the on-board Queensland Ambulance Service Critical Care Paramedic and flight doctor stabilised the boy prior to the flight to Rockhampton.

The patient was airlifted to Rockhampton Hospital in the company of his mother and brother for further scans and treatment.

It is understood his brother was also struck by the bag but escaped serious injuries and was in a stable condition with back pain.

The two children were believed to be boys under primary school age.

UPDATE, 1.40PM: The two children have been airlifted to Rockhampton Hospital after an object fell on them in Comet earlier this morning.

One of the boys was in a stable condition with back pain and the second in a serious condition with multiple head, chest and leg injuries.

INITIAL: Paramedics are on scene treating two children after “an object” has fallen and “struck” them both at a private property in the Central Highlands this morning.

At 9.58am, paramedics were called to the incident at a private property in Comet, east of Emerald.

The two children are believed to be boys under primary school age.

A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said it was unclear what the object was that had fallen on the two boys.

She said one of the boys appeared to be in a stable condition with minor injuries, however, the other appeared to be in a serious condition with leg, head and chest injuries.

The Rescue Helicopter has been tasked to attend.

More to come.


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