Bike rider rescued after smart phone emits location
A dirt bike rider who had crashed in state forest was rescued by helicopter after a rescue crew used the latitude and longitude co-ordinates emitting from his phone to track him down.
The AGL Action Rescue Helicopter rescued two dirt bike riders from Mapleton State Forest after they were in separate accidents.
An off-duty doctor crashed in the forest injuring his back and shoulder.
The 65-year-old was riding alone and his location was not known but the AGL Action Rescue crew were able to pick up the signal from his smart phone and pin point where he was.
A flight doctor and paramedic were winched down to him and he was lifted out of the forest by the helicopter on a stretcher and taken to Nambour General Hospital.
Minutes before the crew were called to the doctor's aid they had winched a teenage dirt bike rider out of the same forest.
The 14-year-old boy crashed just before 10am and the four-wheel-drive ambulance was unable to get to him.
The boy suffered was suffering a suspected leg fracture and the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter winched him out of the forest on a stretcher.
He was taken to Nambour General Hospital in a stable condition.
The crew were also called to Fraser Island after a 22-year-old man tried to jump from a balcony after attending a friend's wedding.
He fell three metres and rolled down an embankment injuring his pelvis.
An intensive care paramedic treated him at the scene and he was airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition.