Pregnant woman rescued after becoming stranded by floodwaters in Lockyer Valley

January 29, 2024 1:23 pm in by
Photo/s: Courtesy of RACQ Lifeflight Helicopter. Supplied

A woman in labour had to be airlifted to hospital after becoming stranded by floodwaters in the Lockyer Valley at the weekend.

The Toowoomba-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue was called into action at 11am on Sunday January 28, after Queensland Ambulance couldn’t reach the woman via road due to flooding in the region.  

According to Lifeflight, the woman’s neighbour, who is a veterinarian, was able to provide initial care until the helicopter could land at the property. 

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The aeromedical crew stabilised her before being flown to Toowoomba. 

Due to weather conditions, she was flown to the Toowoomba RACQ LifeFlight Rescue base, where she was met by QAS paramedics who then transported her via road to Toowoomba Hospital.