Qld man in induced coma after fall from water tank

A man has been placed into an induced coma and airlifted to hospital after falling about 1.5 metres off the ledge of a water tank on a property near Gympie.

The man, aged in his 50s, suffered serious chest injuries when his body hit a truck parked next to the water tank during the fall just after 6pm last night.

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to the scene with a critical care paramedic on board.


The man was placed into an induced coma and stabalised at the property before being airlifted to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a serious condition.