Wednesday, January 13, 2016

CQ Rescue (Mackay) and QGAir Rescue (Townsville) Helicopters Visiting the Whitsundays and Bowen

It has been interesting to note that over the last few days both the Mackay-based Central Queensland Rescue Helicopter Service (CQ Rescue) Bell 412 helicopters VH-CQJ ("Rescue 412") and VH-LSY ("Rescue 422"), along with the Townsville-based Queensland Government (QGAir) Rescue Bell 412EP VH-ESB "Rescue 521", have all been quite busy making frequent trips to Bowen and the Whitsundays on various medical retrieval flights.

The CQ Rescue chopper on Hayman Island  (

VH-ESB was noted flying to Bowen Hospital early on Tuesday 12 January.  Meanwhile, since the start of the previous weekend, CQ Rescue's VH-CQJ and VH-LSY have between them also flown to Bowen Hospital, as well as Proserpine Hospital, Clermont Hospital and Moranbah Hospital, along with at least three trips to Hamilton Island and Hayman Island to retrieve patients that have stung by jellyfish and/or are showing symptoms of Irukandji Syndrome.

Remember folks, it is stinger season!

Finally, its always good to remind followers that the RACQ-CQ Rescue Helicopter Service is a valuable community service that serves a vast area of Central Queensland. Donations to CQ Rescue are welcomed all year round.  To make a donation visit the CQ Rescue website:

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