Miner rescued as BMA invests in choppers

BMA has committed $330,000 over three years to Central Queensland’s RACQ Helicopter Rescue service.

BMA asset president Stephen Dumble told the Morning Bulletin that the company recognised the organisations' vital services, explaining that BMA’s contribution made good sense and would help save lives.

RACQ CQ Rescue chief executive Mark Shield and RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue CEO Kay Becker welcomed the funding.

Becker said the money would allow the vital aero-medical service to continue assisting communities in the Bowen Basin.

Patients occasionally needed urgent specialist treatment for cardiac issues and appendicitis, Shield said.

Yesterday afternoon the RACQ NQ Rescue Helicopter was called out to a remote mine site north of Mount Isa.

Suffering chest pains, the 60 year old man was airlifted to the Mount Isa hospital in a stable condition.

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