The Toowoomba RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter at Proston airlifting a man suffering head trauma.
The Toowoomba RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter at Proston airlifting a man suffering head trauma. LifeFlight

Man airlifted after falling from horse

A MAN was airlifted from Proston on Wednesday after falling from his horse.

The man in his 70s was flown to hospital by LifeFlight.

He was one of 10 patients airlifted by LifeFlight, part of 11 missions, on Wednesday.

LifeFlight Chief Operating Officer Brian Guthrie said school holiday periods were traditionally busier for LifeFlight crews around the state.

"Obviously once the weather starts to warm up, more people are travelling on the roads and generally are out and about and are more active,” said Mr Guthrie.

"But 10 patients in one day is a busier-than-usual day for aeromedical retrievals for LifeFlight, even for the holiday period.”

"We don't expect it to ease up over the next few weeks but we are well equipped to be able to handle whatever we are required to do.”

Patients were airlifted in Bundaberg, the Sunshine Coast, Glenmorgan, Tin Can Bay, Fraser Island and more.

2016-17 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 funded and supported by the LifeFlight Foundation

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