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Rescue Chopper called to Pan Freesa off Gladstone

In the early hours of this morning, the RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service was tasked to conduct a patient winch from the “Pan Freesa” shipping vessel located of the Gladstone Coastline.

The on board Critical Care Paramedic and Rescue Crewman were winched to the deck to attended to a 36 year old man who had suffered a suspected stroke.

It was a difficult mission, the crew utilised night vision goggles to conduct this winch under challenging meteorological conditions.

The man was transported to Rockhampton in a stable condition for further treatment.


Picture: Lee Constable via the Daily Mercury