8:00pm – Friday, January 21 on ABC1
From the ocean to the outback, helicopter rescue crews save lives and face near death challenges every day. Chopper Rescue follows the work of the doctors, paramedics, rescue officers and aircrews who are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They cover huge distances across Queensland, from the remote outback and tropics to the outermost limits of The Great Barrier Reef.
Working in difficult remote locations and in cramped conditions in mid air, the doctors and paramedics safely deliver patients to hospital and along the way deliver hospital standard care.
Chopper Rescue is genuine life and death human drama.
This week the Chopper Rescue team attend two emergencies.
On Hinchenbrook Island a family’s yachting holiday of a lifetime takes a dangerous turn when 8-year-old BJ badly fractures his arm. BJ is in intense agony and the only painkiller on board is paracetamol…
While in Southern Queensland drama unfolds in mid-air as a 31-year-old motorcyclist with catastrophic injuries has trouble breathing while being flown to a specialist spinal unit in Brisbane.