As we make our way into the pointy end of the year, things are only ramping up for CapRescue, with September proving to be a busy month for our crew.
Here are just some of the missions Rescue300 completed across September.
RACQ CapRescue received an early morning call out following a mission to the scene of a collision near Blackwater just before 6am. A small car and utility collided resulting in a woman becoming entrapped in her vehicle for an hour with serious injuries.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews worked to remove the side door to free the patient. Queensland Ambulance Service Paramedics provided initial treatment before transporting her to Blackwater Hospital, where she was met by the Rescue300 crew and taken to Rockhampton Base Hospital in a critical but stable condition with significant head and chest injuries.
Later in the month CapRescue crew launched into action just after midnight upon receiving news of a collapse at the Gregory Crinum Mine, northeast of Emerald. A 25-year-old; one of three workers involved in the accident, was airlifted by RACQ CapRescue in a serious but stable condition with crush injuries to his legs and pelvis. It is believed that he was trapped in rubble for over four hours before emergency services were able to retrieve him.
It was back-to-back missions for Rescue300 upon returning from the tragic Gregory Crinum Mine. They were promptly tasked again, this time to the vessel Grebe Arrow off the Gladstone coast. One of the onboard crew of the ship required transport after a metal object fell and collided with his arm, resulting in suspected fractures.
Upon arrival, the crew elected to land on the vessel and perform a hot unload of the crew (rotors still running). The onboard flight Paramedic and Doctor assessed the patient and prepared him for transport back to Rockhampton Base Hospital.
Following that, a young patient who had fallen from their horse was airlifted to Rockhampton with suspected spinal and pelvis injuries. The young boy had been working with his parents on their property near Baralaba when he fell and sustained the injuries.
From mine accidents to horse falls, CapRescue was kept on their toes spreading their rotors far and wide across CQ, responding tirelessly to the many cries for help. It’s all in a day’s work though, and we’re proud to be the eyes over Central Queensland, working hard to keep our residents safe when faced with their darkest days.