Boy airlifted after hit in the head by axe
A BOY has airlifted from Cherbourg after he was hit in the head by a tomahawk axe.
The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to retrieve the 12-year-old boy from Cherbourg Hospital and airlifted him to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital at approximately 3.45pm on Thursday afternoon.
The 12-year-old boy was airlifted by the Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter after the tomahawk hit him in the head, causing a suspected eye injury and head wound.
He was airlifted in a stable condition.
It is unknown how the accident occurred.
The 2016-17 financial year was a record year for LifeFlight for lifesaving missions with its aeromedical crews, community helicopters and Air Ambulance jets performing a record 5,252 missions throughout Queensland and around the world.
LifeFlight is a community-based charity that relies on donations from the public and community support to the LifeFlight Foundation.