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.