Boy suffers ‘traumatic’ eye injury after being struck by javelin

A TEENAGE boy has been airlifted to hospital with a “traumatic” eye injury after being struck by a javelin at a high school on the Sunshine Coast.

It happened at Sunshine Beach State High School on Ben Lexcen Drive on Wednesday afternoon.

It’s understood the student was carrying the javelin off the school’s oval when the sharp end dug into the ground causing the blunt end to propel back into his eye.


The boy was airlifted to hospital with a ‘traumatic’ eye injury (Source: RACQ LifeFlight)

The boy was struck by the blunt end of the javelin (Source: RACQ LifeFlight)

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was dispatched to the scene and landed on the school oval where its medical crew helped ambulance paramedics treat the boy.

An RACQ spokesperson described the boy’s injury as “traumatic”.

Once stable enough, the student, believed to be aged in his early teens, was airlifted to Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital with his mother.

He is believed to be in a serious but stable condition.

Paramedics helped treat the boy before the RACQ LifeFlight helicopter arrived (Source: RACQ LifeFlight)