Holidaymaker medevacked off Fraser Island

A HOLIDAYMAKER has needed to be medevacked off Fraser Island after falling seriously ill.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue chopper was dispatched to retrieve the middle-aged man from Sandy Cape Beach after suffering a medical incident on Friday morning.

The LifeFlight crew lowered a Critical Care doctor and QAS flight paramedic onto the beach with a stretcher to administer treatment and stabilise the man.


He was winched back into the helicopter before being flown to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition.

After completing the medevac, the RACQ chopper was dispatched to a serious two-vehicle crash on the Bruce Highway, near Childers.

It’s understood at least two people – believed to be an adult and a child – were critically injured in the smash and will need to be airlifted to hospital. Read more.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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