Paramedics attend to a man who suffered a suspected broken leg near Bungundarra forest.
Paramedics attend to a man who suffered a suspected broken leg near Bungundarra forest. RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue

Mum, son spend a night in forest

A WOMAN, 25, and her nine-year-old son spent Friday night in their four-wheel drive which was bogged at Bungundarra State Forest, north-west of Yeppoon.

The RACQ Capricorn helicopter was called in on Saturday morning to assist in the search and rescue after the woman's husband had gone for help.

The family had been off-road driving when their vehicle got stuck, and after attempting to get the vehicle free, the man went on foot to find help.

The woman and her son remained with the vehicle overnight.

Police initially had trouble locating the vehicle, before it was found in an area inaccessible by road.

The mother and son were both hoisted from the vehicle, and taken to a nearby clearing where the woman's husband and police were waiting.

Both were in good condition.

About 2pm Saturday the helicopter was back in the air, this time to pick up a man, 36, with a suspected broken lower leg from an area near the forest.

The man had been using his car and a winch to build a retaining wall of large rocks, when the car broke through its chocks and rolled towards him.

He managed to stop the car, but slipped and injured his leg. He was flown to Rockhampton Hospital for treatment and X-rays.



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