Flying doctors were forced to amputate a teenager’s leg after a horrific accident on a Tara farm in Queensland’s Western Downs region on Thursday.
A team of paramedics, firefighters, local doctors and a rescue helicopter sent to help.Credit:RACQ LifeFlight
Doctors believed the teen had been operating a farming vehicle when a cable, which was being towed, became snagged just before 10am.
“He reportedly tried to kick the cable loose and his left leg became trapped,” a LifeFlight Rescue spokeswoman said.
A friend who was also on the property called emergency crews to Tullagrie Road, about 180 kilometres west of Toowoomba.
A team of paramedics, firefighters, local doctors and a rescue helicopter sent to help.
Critical care doctors from the aeromedical team were forced to perform the “delicate amputation surgery” on his leg on the farm, hours after he was first trapped.
The teen was then flown to the Princess Alexandra Hospital, where he remained in a critical but stable condition on Thursday night.