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Brother forced to leave side of injured dirt bike rider to call for help

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A dirt bike rider has been airlifted to hospital, after crashing into an embankment at a state forest, north of Gympie.

The man in his 30s suffered chest and shoulder injuries, after coming off his bike at Tuan Forest around 3pm yesterday.

His brother was forced to leave his side and ride off in search of mobile phone signal, in order to call for help.

The Bundaberg-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was called to the scene around 3.30pm.

It has since taken the patient to Hervey Bay Hospital for treatment.

A spokesperson says the man was in a stable condition.

Image: Courtesy RACQ LifeFlight Rescue