Teen suffers spine injury on rural property
A TEENAGE girl pushed against a railing by a cow was flown to hospital overnight.
Paramedics were called to a property near Clermont, 290km south west of Mackay, where a teenager was reportedly injured in a cow incident about 7.25pm.
A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said the girl suffered hip and spine injuries.
Paramedics were first to respond before the rescue helicopter was tasked to property.
RACQ CQ Rescue flew more than 600km on a six-hour mission to airlift the teenager.
The 16-year-old Mirani girl was working in cattle yards late yesterday on a remote property on the Belyando River, about 180km north-west of Clermont, when she was crushed between a beast and a cattle yard panel.
RACQ CQ Rescue was tasked about 8.30pm and flew directly to Moranbah within 45 minutes to refuel the helicopter before proceeding to fly to the cattle property and land on a dirt road with a doctor and critical care paramedic on board.
The teenager was treated by the trauma team and flown to Mackay Base Hospital in a stable condition. Given the remote location of the property and distance, the Mackay-based helicopter required refuelling again at Moranbah Airport.
RACQ CQ Rescue returned to base about 2am.
"During this unprecedent and uncertain time, RACQ CQ Rescue remains available 24/7 to be a lifeline to anyone, anywhere at any time across this region," CEO Ian Rowan said.
This was the fourth task the RACQ CQ Rescue had completed already this week, he said.