A rescue helicopter was tasked to a rural property in central Queensland on Monday morning, after a couple aged in their 60s were trampled by cattle.
Queensland Ambulance Service received a call just before 9am on Monday morning, that a male and female had been trampled by cattle off Barfield Road, near Banana, 120 km south of Rockhampton.
The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service was tasked to the property, shortly after 9.00am.
Upon arrival, the patients were being treated by the paramedics.
A RACQ CapRescue helicopter spokesperson said the couple were working the beasts when they were crushed.
"The husband and wife experienced a traumatic start to their Monday when their usual cattle yard work turned into their worst day," the spokesperson said.
"The patients in their mid-60s were crushed by the beasts and suffered suspected extensive upper body and possible internal injuries.
"The female patient was able to contact triple zero, despite her serious condition, to alert emergency services."
Paramedics transported the female patient to Rockhampton Hospital, while the onboard medical team worked intensively to stabilise the man.
"He was flown to Rockhampton in a critical but stable condition," the RACQ CapRescue spokesperson confirmed.
Branding incident requires medical airlift
Over the weekend, RACQ CapRescue attended to a farming incident in the vicinity of Dalma.
An RACQ CapRescue spokesperson said a woman in her 60s had her arm seriously injured whilst branding cattle.
"She has suffered suspected lacerations and possible fractures to her arm," they said.
"Queensland Ambulance Service personnel were on site and assisting the patient upon arrival of Rescue300."
The onboard medical crew stabilised the patient, and she was flown to Rockhampton Hospital for further scans and treatment.