One person is in hospital after suffering severe abdominal pain on a ship anchored off the Gladstone coast.
One person is in hospital after suffering severe abdominal pain on a ship anchored off the Gladstone coast. RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue

Man airlifted to hospital off Gladstone's coast

ONE man is in hospital after suffering severe abdominal pain on a ship anchored off the Gladstone coast.

The RACQ Capricorn Rescue Helicopter was tasked to the vessel at 10am this morning.

One person is in hospital after suffering severe abdominal pain on a ship anchored off the Gladstone coast.
One person is in hospital after suffering severe abdominal pain on a ship anchored off the Gladstone coast. RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue

The patient was reported to be suffering the condition for three days.

Due to the vessel deck not rated to the weight of the helicopter, aerial paramedics had to winch him in to the aircraft.

He was treated in the helicopter before being transported to Rockhampton Hospital in a stable condition.