Armoured vehicle at Shoalwater Bay.
Armoured vehicle at Shoalwater Bay. Allan Reinikka ROK230618ashoalwa

Woman suffers head injury at Shoalwater training exercise

6PM, WEDNESDAY: The Australian Defence Force confirmed an Australian Army soldier sustained a minor injury on Tuesday, June 18.

The solider was being transported in an Armoured Personnel Carrier during a routine training exercise at Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area.

The soldier was wearing protective equipment at the time of the incident.

As a precaution, the soldier was taken to Rockhampton hospital via the Queensland Ambulance Service.

The soldier was assessed by medical professionals, released and returned to training, safe and well.

Due to the Privacy Act 1988, Defence cannot provide details on current or former serving members without their written consent.

11.25AM: A PERSON, believed to be defence force personnel, is being transported to Rockhampton hospital after reportedly sustaining a head injury at the Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area.

It is understood the female patient is suffering from headaches as a result of the injury.

Reports indicate a military vehicle will meet a Queensland Ambulance vehicle at the Bruce Highway within the hour.

More than 1000 soldiers from the Australian Army's 1st Brigade are currently stationed at Shoalwater Bay for Exercise Predator's Run.

The exercise began on the June 8 and will end on July 3.

According to the Department of Defence, Exercise Predator's Run includes a series of live fire activities, which are set to commence the end of June.

The Australian Army's 1st Brigade units taking part come from Adelaide and Darwin.



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