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Man airlifted to Rocky Hospital after near drowning

The RACQ CAPRICORN HELICOPTER RESCUE SERVICE was tasked just before midday to Heron Island in response to a 69yo male suffering a suspected cardiac condition and near drowning.
The RACQ CAPRICORN HELICOPTER RESCUE SERVICE was tasked just before midday to Heron Island in response to a 69yo male suffering a suspected cardiac condition and near drowning. RACQ CAPRICORN HELICOPTER RESCUE

THE RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service have taken a man to Rockhampton Base Hospital after a near-drowning incident today.

The service were tasked just before midday to Heron Island in response to a 69yo male suffering a suspected cardiac condition and near drowning.

Upon arrival the on-board doctor and paramedic worked to stabilise the man for the flight back to Rockhampton

He had ingested a "considerable quantity” of sea water.

The man was transported in a stable condition.



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