AN IPSWICH man in his mid-20s was airlifted from the scene of a high-speed beach motorcycle crash on Fraser Island on Sunday.

It is believed the man and his father were riding their motorcycles at speed along the beach near Indian Head, when he hit a washout and was thrown over the handlebars.

The man's bike cartwheeled on top of him, causing a number of injuries, the most severe of which was a fractured leg.

The Bundaberg RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter flew to the scene about 7.30am.

Due to the conditions, the crew were unable to land the helicopter on the beach and instead winched a paramedic down to the man.

Once the patient was stabilised, the patient was stretcher winched into the aircraft.

He was flown to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition.

 

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