November saw RACQ CapRescue tasked to a variety of incidents across Central Queensland. Displaying the numerous possibilities of situations where our service is vital.
Starting on the 2nd of November, Rescue300 attended a vessel in Shoalwater Bay to retrieve a woman in her 50s. It was suspected she had suffered lacerations to her head after falling and impacting with the propellers of a tender.
The on-board medical crew stabilised the patient and she was transported to Rockhampton Hospital.
Early on the evening of the 5th November, a male patient in his 30s required assistance after suffering from a suspected dislocated / fractured ankle.
Initially, the crew were tasked to the Marlborough township to meet with Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS). Unfortunately, there were some difficulties moving the patient by road, so Rescue300 picked up the flight paramedic from Marlborough and diverted to the Clarke Creek Wind Farm.
The patient was initially treated on scene by the company medical staff and QAS Paramedics. Upon arrival, the onboard flight medical team provided further assistance and relocated the joint back into place.
He was then airlifted to Rockhampton Hospital in a stable condition for further treatment.
On November 12th, CapRescue was tasked in the afternoon to attend to a male patient in his late 30s on a property approximately 340 kilometres southwest of Rockhampton.
The man was working in a yard when the incident occurred. He sustained possible pelvic fractures in an altercation with a beast and was treated on scene by QAS Paramedics.
He was in good spirits when the helicopter arrived and was packaged for the flight back to Rockhampton and remained in a stable condition. He was to undergo scans to ascertain the full extent of his injuries.
Another animal was the cause for the crew to be called out in the afternoon of the 20th November. It was suspected that a male patient in his early 30s had been envenomated by a sea snake on Great Keppel Island
The man was walking in shallow water when he looked down and saw a sea snake under his foot and thought it might have bitten him. As sea snakes are potentially deadly, it was decided by the family to ring 000.
Upon arrival on the Island, the Rescue300 Intensive Care Paramedic assessed the man, who was not showing any clear symptoms. He was treated as a precaution and flown to Rockhampton Hospital, where he remained in a stable condition for the duration of the flight.
From boats to properties, islands to wind farms, you can rely on RACQ CapRescue to be there for you on your worst day.