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Elderly man pinned under ride-on mower


An elderly man has been badly hurt, after the ride-on, lawn mower he was on rolled down a ditch in the Gympie region.

The Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was called to a private property just before midday.

It's believed the man in his 70s, had been operating a ride-on mower when he lost control and rolled down an embankment.

The mower came to rest upside down, pinning the man beneath it.

A neighbour reportedly raised the alarm after coming across the accident site some time later.

The patient was freed by emergency crews and treated for serious lower body injuries, before being flown to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a serious but stable condition.


Image: Courtesy RACQ LifeFlight Rescue