Injured mountain bike rider airlifted to Brisbane

THE Gold Coast RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to airlift an injured mountain biker who crashed north-west of Beaudesert at the weekend. 

The 42-year-old was riding along a track at Lake Wyaralong, located at the base of Mt Joyce, when he lost control and came off the mountain bike.

He suffered suspected collarbone and shoulder injuries, as well as a possible abdominal injury in the accident.


RACQ CareFlight Rescue Aircrewman Luke Pagano said the Gold Coast-based community rescue helicopter was the first to arrive on scene.

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“CareFlight’s Critical Care Doctor and Flight Intensive Care Paramedic was winched from the helicopter to the injured man,” he said.

“The patient was then transported by road ambulance to a nearby area of land where the helicopter landed.”

He was airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition.

One third of all air-medical missions RACQ CareFlight Rescue flies require swift specialist attention.