The Road Ahead : August 1st 2012
QUEENSLAND'S LARGEST CLUB COMMUNITY 9 AUG/SEP 2012 THE ROAD AHEAD we were so lucky the helicopter was able to come," Lou said. "When the helicopter arrived, it was like a knight in shining armour." The campers drew a big cross on the sand to indicate where the chopper could safely land. Once the crew had stabilised the patient, he and his wife were flown to Rockhampton, where he was diagnosed with a pinched nerve in his spine and kept in hospital for observation for a few days. Has the incident deterred the Carothers from volunteering as campground hosts again? Not a chance. "Just knowing this service is there gives us peace of mind," John said. "We'd never experienced something like this, so there wasn't a procedure in place. Now that we've gone through it, we know what we need to do." "What a wonderful peace of mind to know that wherever you are, if you're in trouble, a big yellow bird will be there for you. Congratulations RACQ for your sponsorship of this lifesaving service" -- written by Lou and John Carothers in a letter thanking the RACQ. Brisbane Boat Show 2012 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Bank Thursday & Friday - 10am to 8pm Saturday & Sunday - 10am to 6pm Ticket Prices: Adults $16 Adult 2 Day Pass $24 Concession / Students $11 Children Under 15 FREE* RACQ MEMBERS Show your RACQ Member Card at the door and receive 25% oﬀ full priced adult tickets www.brisbaneboatshow.com.au *Free entry applies to children under 15 when accompanied by an adult. When the helicopter arrived, it was like a knight in shining armour.
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