RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service file photo.
RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service file photo. RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue

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.



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