The Bundaberg-based emergency helicopter, RACQ CareFlight Rescue, flew to the aid a 27-year-old man on July 9 who injured his leg with a chainsaw.
The Bundaberg-based emergency helicopter, RACQ CareFlight Rescue, flew to the aid a 27-year-old man on July 9 who injured his leg with a chainsaw. Contributed courtesy of RACQ CareFlight

Man airlifted from Miriam Vale after chainsaw accident

A CHAINSAW accident saw a Miriam Vale man airlifted to Bundaberg Base Hospital on Tuesday.

The Bundaberg-based emergency helicopter, RACQ CareFlight Rescue, flew to the aid of the 27-year-old man, who was using the chainsaw to cut down trees at a friend's property in Miriam Vale when it ricocheted and came into contact with his leg.

He received a 30cm cut to the lower leg.

QAS paramedics responded to the incident and transported the man to the Miriam Vale showgrounds where RACQ CareFlight had landed.

The helicopter's intensive care flight paramedic stabilised the man before he was flown to the Bundaberg Base Hospital.

He was in a stable condition.

As it happened:

UPDATE 4PM: IT HAS been confirmed from a RACQ CareFlight media spokesperson that the injured man, age 27, has been successfully transported to Bundaberg.

UPDATE: 3.20PM: THE helicopter, a Bundaberg-based RACQ CareFlight aircraft, has landed in Miriam Vale showgrounds, where the man was transported to.

BREAKING 3.10PM: POLICE are currently assisting QAS in Miriam Vale, following a man having an accident with a chainsaw on private property.

It is reported that the man has injured his leg and a helicopter has been called to airlift him to Bundaberg Base Hospital.