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Boy airlifted to hospital after falling from a rope swing

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 23/10/2021 Peter Vincent For Daily Mail Australia
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A young boy has suffered head injuries after falling from a rope swing during a camping trip. 

The boy was at staying at a camp site on Stanley Pocket Road, Crossdale, about 90 minutes north of Brisbane on Saturday when the accident happened.

He was rushed to hospital at 8.30am with head injuries after falling head-first onto hard ground from the swing an hour earlier. 

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The boy was using the rope swing, which is over ground rather than water, when he fell 2.5 metres and landed on on his head causing immediate fears for his wellbeing. 

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Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics were called to the scene, arriving at 8.30am.

They treated the child on site for head injuries but it was decided he urgently needed further care.

The boy was airlifted by LifeFlight Rescue helicopter to the Queensland Children's Hospital in Brisbane.

A QAS spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia the boy was in a 'serious but stable condition'.

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