Challenging rescue: Man winched from shipping vessel in CQ
A CHALLENGING rescue in the early hours saw a man winched from a shipping vessel off the Central Qld coast.
The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service was tasked to conduct a patient winch from the "Pan Freesa”, located off the Gladstone coastline, about 12.09am.
The service reports the patient was winched to the deck and immediately given medical care for a suspected stroke.
This patient was winched safely on board and transported to Rockhampton in a stable condition for further treatment.
The crew used night vision goggles to conduct this winch under challenging meteorological conditions.
A Rockhampton Hospital spokeswoman this morning said the man has been discharged.