- Man airlifted to hospital in critical condition
- Became buried in sand on Bribie Island
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A young man has been airlifted to hospital critical condition after he fell into a hole and became buried in sand on a popular island north of Brisbane.
Emergency services were called to Bribie Island shortly before 2pm on Saturday and could only access the scene via the beach.
A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman confirmed paramedics were still treating the critically injured patient at the scene two hours later.
Emergency services have raced to Bribie Island where a man fell into a hole and became buried in sand
The RACQ Lifeflight helicopter and a rescue critical care doctor were deployed to provide assistance.
‘The aeromedical crew joined QAS paramedics, Queensland Police Service and Queensland Fire and Emergency Service officers who had responded to the incident.
Emergency service personnel worked together to transfer the injured man, to the rescue helicopter.
The man aged in his 20s was airlifted to Brisbane’s Princess Alexandra Hospital in actitical condition.
No other details are available at this early stage.
Bribie Island is the smallest and most northerly of three major sand islands forming the coastline sheltering the northern part of Moreton Bay.