Two men airlifted from North Stradbroke Island

Two men have had to be airlifted from North Stradbroke Island following separate surf incidents yesterday afternoon.

A Brisbane-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was sent out to Dunwich to perform the double-patient airlift around 4pm.

One of the men, aged in his 50s suffered suspected spinal injuries after getting dumped by a wave and hitting his head on the sand below, though was able to walk out of the water and get help.


The second man, aged in his 20s, had to be pulled from the water by bystanders after he slipped from his surfboard and landed head first in the sand.

Both men were attended to by the Queensland Ambulance Service on the island and taken to Point Lookout where they were collected by the helicopter.

They were taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition.