DOG ATTACK: Man, woman airlifted

A man and a woman were airlifted from a North Burnett property after a dog attack. Picture: LifeFlight

A man and a woman were airlifted in serious conditions resulting from injuries from a dog attack on a property in the North Burnett.

Two LifeFlight helicopters worked together to airlift the pair to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital after they were attacked on the Abercorn property off the Burnett Highway on Thursday 2 December at 4.15pm.

The Land Rover LifeFlight Special Mission helicopter was initially sent to the scene, with the Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter also tasked around an hour later.

Both helicopters were able to land at the scene and the aeromedical crews on board worked together to treat the injured patients.

Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics, Queensland Police Service officers and Queensland Fire and Emergency Service personnel were also in attendance.

The Bundaberg RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter crew flew the man, aged in his 40s, to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

The Land Rover LifeFlight Special Mission helicopter flew the woman, also in her 40s, to the Sunshine Coast LifeFlight base, from which she was transported to SCUH via road by QAS paramedics and an RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor.

Both patients suffered multiple injuries, with the man sustaining upper limb injuries and significant leg injuries while the woman had lower limb injuries and a significant arm injury.

The Land Rover LifeFlight Special Mission helicopter performed this mission as part of its temporary assignment to the Sunshine Coast, while the familiar blue and yellow RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter undergoes scheduled engineering.

The aircraft is part of LifeFlight Australia’s commercial operation, which supports the work of the community helicopter fleet through the service’s profit-for-purpose model, where it is rotated through community bases when operationally required.