MEDICAL EVACUATION: A 47-year-old was taken from this bulk carrier offshore Gladstone to Rockhampton hospital.
MEDICAL EVACUATION: A 47-year-old was taken from this bulk carrier offshore Gladstone to Rockhampton hospital. Contributed

RACQ to the rescue for bulk carrier 80km offshore

A MAN on a bulk carrier 80km offshore from Gladstone was in a stable condition yesterday after being airlifted to Rockhampton for treatment.

The 47-year-old man was treated on the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue flight by an intensive-care paramedic and doctors.

An RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue spokesperson said the rescue outfit was called at 2.12pm on Wednesday to transport the man, who had a "medical condition", to Rockhampton Base Hospital.

No further information was available late yesterday.


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