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Boy airlifted after hit in the head by axe

A boy was airlifted from Cherbourg after being hit in the head by an axe.
A boy was airlifted from Cherbourg after being hit in the head by an axe. Contributed

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.

Topics:  cherbourg lifeflight rescue tomahawk

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