Traveston man burned in grass fire

Traveston man burned in grass fire

02 March 2011

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USA — A TRAVESTON man had to be airlifted by the AGL Action Rescue Helicopter overnight after he collapsed in front of his son during a grass fire burn off.

At 9.35pm, the helicopter was told the 76-year-old had fallen and suffered burns to almost half his body.

Flight Paramedic Brett Rogers said the patient was in a serious condition with burns to approximately 40% of his body.

“It was critical we transport him to the burns unit at Royal Brisbane Hospital as quickly as possible.”

His son was also at the scene and was airlifted with his father to Brisbane.

The man remains in a serious condition.

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