RACQ Careflight sent two helicopters to Esk this afternoon after reports of the near-drowning of a mother and infant daughter
RACQ Careflight sent two helicopters to Esk this afternoon after reports of the near-drowning of a mother and infant daughter Kerry O'Neill

Mother and infant airlifted from Esk after near drowning

IN a dramatic afternoon for the RACQ Careflight rescue service, two helicopters were sent to Esk following reports a mother and infant daughter had both nearly drowned at an Esk public pool.

Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics attended to the pair at the scene, about 100 kilometres north-west of Brisbane, before transporting both patients to the nearby Esk Hospital by road.

The Toowoomba-based RACQ CareFlight crew was tasked to fly to the hospital at 2.20pm, with the Sunshine Coast helicopter also requested shortly after.

A woman in her early 30s was airlifted in a stable condition to Brisbane's Mater Hospital; her two-year-old daughter was flown to the neighbouring Lady Cilento Children's Hospital, also in a stable condition.

The circumstances of the near-drowning at unknown at this stage.


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