In 2022 over a quarter of the RACQ CapRescue tasks were completed in the Gladstone Region at a total cost of more than $2 million.
These 108 tasks were lives saved, including parents, children, co-workers and friends.
In one of the standout missions completed by CapRescue, a patient was taken from the Gladstone hospital to Prince Charles after requiring immediate advanced care. This displayed the range and potential of the AW139 to help the residents of the Gladstone region.
Occasionally, the crew are able to connect with the people they serve, and this was the case in the RACQ CapRescue Gladstone Community Open day, held in August, thanks to Australia Pacific LNG downstream operator ConocoPhillips.
The day was a great success with a fantastic turnout; hundreds of visitors enjoyed having the Rescue300 helicopter up close, but they were also reminded of the vital work the Emergency Services do in their region.
For the 3rd year, the Gladstone community eagerly jumped out of bed on a sunny Sunday morning in October to help create clouds of colour in the Gladstone Ports Corporation Marina Parklands.
Over 350 participants, the biggest crowd to date, ran, walked, or strolled their way along the garden paths creating a vibrant atmosphere at Colour Me Capricorn Gladstone, presented by Jemena. The event was a colourful success raising over $17,000 for RACQ CapRescue.
You can trust that in 2023 RACQ CapRescue will continue to be on call for the Gladstone community. From winch rescues to vehicle accidents, search and rescues, and interhospital transfers, Rescue300 will be there.
The staff and crew wish the entire Gladstone region a safe and Merry Christmas. Thank you for your support in 2022, and keep an eye out for our 2023 events!