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Monday, April 8, 6.30am: One stable patient with smoke inhalation was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a unit fire on Hinkler Parade at Maroochydore at 7.02pm last night.

Sunday, April 7, 5.10pm: Police are continuing their search for 29-year-old Luke Gourlay, missing from Burnside near Nambour since December 23.

Crews have spent several days searching bushland along Steve Irwin Way at Landsborough, with the assistance of SES volunteers.

Information provided to police indicated that Luke was last seen in this area around 4pm on December 26.

Luke Gourlay has been missing since mid-December.

Police and family continue to hold concerns for Luke’s welfare, as his disappearance is out of character. He is described as fair skinned, approximately 180cm tall with a slim build, brown hair and blue eyes.

As pictured, he was last seen wearing a green T-shirt, grey shorts, orange shoes and a blue hat. Anyone with information is asked to contact police. Investigations are continuing.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting. Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au. Quote this reference number: QP2400012762

Sunday, April 7, 2.30pm: No patients were reported at a house fire on Parari Street at Warana at 11.11am.

Sunday, April 7, 11.40am: The BOM this morning provided an updated storm forecast for Sunday. While thunderstorms are still possible, the risk of severe storms in SE has eased, with the main risk period early this morning now having passed. Moderate falls are still possible with storms this afternoon.

Sunday, April 7, 7.30am: A man in his 30s was transported, stable, to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a single-vehicle crash on Emperor Avenue at Maroochydore at 10.49pm.

Sunday, April 7, 7.30am: Paramedics attended reports of burns to two boys, following a backyard fire incident at Glass House Mountains at 6.56pm. One had burns to his legs and the other burns to his foot. They were transported, in a stable conditions, to Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Saturday, April 6, 9.20pm: The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Sunshine Coast helicopter crew airlifted a teenage boy to hospital, after he was injured in a skimboarding accident.

The rescue crew was sent to a Moreton Bay island shortly after 3pm, where the pilot was able to land the chopper on a helipad near a resort on the island.

The aeromedical crew worked with paramedics to stabilise the boy, who had suffered a suspected broken leg, before flying him to Queensland Children’s Hospital for further treatment.

Saturday, April 6, 2.55pm: The BOM issued a thunderstorm forecast at 10.25am stating that severe storms with heavy rainfall are possible over South-East Queensland on Sunday, including Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast in the morning. 

Friday, April 5, 6.40am: Four stable patients were transported to hospital following a two-vehicle crash on Maroochydore Road and Broadmeadows Road at Maroochydore at 8.22pm last night. A male was taken to Sunshine Coast University Hospital with a neck pain and three patients were taken to Nambour Hospital with minor injuries.

Friday, April 5, 6.10am: Showers and possible storms are forecast for the Sunshine Coast this weekend. The BOM said there was a very high chance of showers and the chance of a storm each day from Friday until Sunday. There could be up to about 70mm of rain during that time frame. Temperatures should range between 21 to 27 degrees Celsius, with just light winds.

Thursday, April 4, 2.50pm: Two stable patients were transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a two-vehicle crash on Bli Bli Road Road at Nasmbour at 12.12pm.

Thursday, April 4, 6.45am: A teenage boy was transported, in a stable condition, to Sunshine coast University Hospital with minor injuries following a vehicle and e-scooter crash on Palmwoods Montville Road at Palmwoods at 7.05pm last night.

Thursday, April 4, 6.45am: A man in his 30s was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital, in a stable condition, with an arm injury and grazes following a motorcycle crash on Skyring Creek Road at Belli Park at 7pm last night.

Dingoes on the beach at K’gari. Picture: Shutterstock

Thursday, April 4, 6am: A girl was bitten on the leg by a dingo at Yidney beachfront at K’gari yesterday afternoon.

Initial information suggests that, at about 4.30pm, the nine-year-old girl was wading in shallow water with adults when a dingo approached and bit her on the leg as she crouched down.

It’s understood that nearby witnesses created a distraction and provided assistance.

The girl was transported to the Happy Valley ambulance station, where she received first aid for minor wounds and arrangements were made to transport her to the mainland for further medical assessment.

QPWS rangers are investigating the incident, including speaking to witnesses and confirming the identity of the dingo involved to determine the next steps.

Wednesday, April 3, 12pm: Three stable patients were transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a two-vehicle crash on Gregson Place at Caloundra at 10.40am.

Tuesday, April 2, 3.30pm: Three patients were being assessed following a two-vehicle crash on Molakai Dr at Mountain Creek at 2.45pm.

Tuesday, April 2, 2.40pm: One stable patient has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a fall from a scooter on David Low Way at Coolum Beach at 1.13pm.

Tuesday, April 2, 10.20am: One stable patient has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a motorcycle crash on Bells Creek Arterial Road at Corbould Park at 9.38am.

Tuesday, April 2, 10.20am: Two stable patients have been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital after two-e-scooters collided on Coongarra Esplanade at Wurtulla at 8.46am.

Tuesday, April 2, 10.20am: : One stable patient with a leg injury has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital after their vehicle rolled into them at a private address at Little Mountain at 7.48am.

Tuesday, April 2, 6.40am: One stable patient has been transported to Nambour Hospital following a single-vehicle crash into a fence on Warruga Street at Mapleton 7.42am.

Tuesday, April 2, 10.20am: A male in his 40s was transported in a serious condition to Sunshine Coast University Hospital after he was located at in a single-vehicle crash with a significant chest wound, believed to be sustained from an alleged wounding, on the corner of Gympie Terrace and Thomas Street at Noosaville at 8.27pm last night.

Tuesday, April 2, 6.40am: One male patient in his 20s with neck pain was transported stable to Nambour Hospital following a two-vehicle crash on Emu Mountain Road at Peregian Beach at 6.36pm last night.

Monday, April 1, 3.10pm: One stable patient has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a vehicle and bicycle incident on Esplanade at Golden Beach at 12.11pm.

Monday, April 1, 1.30pm: A stable patient was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following vehicle and motorcycle crash on Foley Road and Steve Irwin Way at Beerwah at 12pm.

Monday, April 1, 1.30pm: One stable patient has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a fall from a motorcycle on the corner of old Caloundra Road and Steve Irwin Way at Landsborough at 10.24am.

Picture: AAP

Monday, April 1, 8am: A male patient was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital, in a stable condition, with arm and head injuries after he reportedly fell 20 meters from a cliff at Paradise Cove at Noosa at 3.17pm yesterday.

Sunday, March 31, 5.55pm: One stable patient with a leg injury has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital after a fall from an e-scooter on First Avenue at Maroochydore at 4.21pm.

Sunday, March 31, 5.55pm: Emergency services attended three incidents at the Manar Park Recreational Area at Boondooma on Sunday afternoon, after attending two incidents there on Saturday.

One patient with spinal injuries was airlifted by helicopter to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious but stable condition following a motorcycle crash at 1.49pm; one patient in a serious condition with head and chest injuries was airlifted to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a motorcycle crash at 12.30pm; and one stable patient with a shoulder injury was airlifted to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a buggy rollover at 12.15pm.

Those incidents followed two incidents on Saturday (scroll down).

Sunday, March 31, 5.55pm: One stable patient has been transported to Nambour Hospital following a reported snake bite at a private address at Kandanga at 3.14pm.

Sunday, March 31, 3.30pm: One stable patient has been transported to Nambour Hospital after a reported snake bite at a private property at Kenilworth at 2.09pm.

Sunday, March 31, 3.30pm: One stable patient with an arm injury has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a fall from a tree at Tickle Park at Coolum Beach at 2.12pm.

Sunday, March 31, 2.05pm: One stable patient has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a two-vehicle crash at Maroochydore at 12.09pm.

Sunday, March 31, 12.15pm: Police are investigating alleged stabbings in two locations on the Sunshine Coast on Saturday. Two men were hospitalised after an incident at Coolum Beach, while another was injured at Buddina.

Sunday, March 31, 8.35am: One stable patient has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a single-vehicle rollover on the Caloundra Mooloolaba Road at Meridan Plains at 7.44am.

Sunday, March 31, 6.40am: A female patient in her 50s has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a reported snake bite at a private address at Little Mountain at 11.35pm.

Saturday, March 30, 6.30pm: One stable patient has been transported to Nambour Hospital following a vehicle and pedestrian incident on Eumundi Kenilworth Road at Kenilworth at 4.30pm.

Saturday, March 30, 6.30pm: One stable patient has been transported to Kingaroy Hospital and one patient with a significant leg injury has been airlifted by helicopter to Sunshine Coast University Hospital after two-motorcycles crashed at Manar Park Recreation Area at Boondooma at 1.40pm.

It followed an earlier incident in the same area, where one patient with abdominal injuries was airlifted by helicopter to Queensland Children’s Hospital following a motorcycle crash at  9.07am.

Saturday, March 30, 6.30pm: One stable patient has been transported to Noosa Hospital with a leg injury following a water-skiing incident at Noosa Marina at Tewantin at 3.47pm.

Saturday, March 30, 8.30am: One stable patient with an arm injury has been transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a single-vehicle rollover on Dixon Road at Buderim at 7.29am.

Saturday, March 30, 7am: Paramedics were on the scene of a single-vehicle crash into a barrier on Mark Road east at Caloundra West at 5.43am. No patients required transport to hospital.

Friday, March 29, 11.50am: Paramedics remained on standby at a house fire on McKinnon Drive at Cooroibah at 2.14am. No patients were reported on scene.

There has been several reported snake bites. Picture: Shutterstock

Thursday, March 28, 3.50pm: A stable patient was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a reported snake bite at a private address at Yandina Creek at 2.32pm.

Thursday, March 28, 2.45pm: A stable patient was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a two-vehicle crash on Buderim Avenue at Alexandra Headland at 1.12pm.

Thursday, March 28, 1.10pm: Paramedics were on the scene of a house fire on Beerwah Parade at Beerwah at 11.29am. No patients were reported at the scene.

Thursday, March 28, 10.20am: One patient was assessed in a stable condition at the scene of a house fire reported on Moriac Street at Currimundi at 8.35am. No transports to hospital were required.

Thursday, March 28, 9am: No injuries were reported following a B-double truck crash on the Bruce Highway northbound at Rosemount around 8.30am.

Thursday, March 28, 6.50am: Paramedics transported a male patient to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition after a vehicle collided with a tree on Eumundi Noosa Road, Noosaville, at 1.05am.

Thursday, March 28, 6.50am: A male patient in his 50s was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital stable with leg injuries following a vehicle and pedestrian incident on Nicklin Way, Bokarina, at 11.20pm.

Thursday, March 28, 6.50am: A stable patient was transported to Nambour Hospital with minor injuries following a single-vehicle crash on Dulong Road, Dulong, at 9.38pm last night.

Thursday, March 28, 6.50am: A stable patient was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital with minor injuries following a two-vehicle crash on Nicklin Way and Waterview Street, Warana, at 8.56pm last night.

Wednesday, March 27, 10.30am: Paramedics were assessing multiple patients at a two-vehicle crash on the Sunshine Motorway at Coolum Beach at 9.52am. Three stable patients were transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following the incident.

Wednesday, March 27, 6.50am: A man in his 50s was being assessed for a head injury after a vehicle rolled down an embankment on the Bruce Highway northbound at Chevallum at 6am. He was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

Tuesday, March 26, 1.50pm: Two stable patients were transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital after a two-vehicle crash on Parklands Boulevard and Village Way at Little Mountain at 12.47pm.

Tuesday, March 26, 10.45am: A stable patient was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a three-vehicle crash on Nicklin Way, Currimundi, at 9.08am.

Tuesday, March 26, 6.40am: One patient was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition following a single-vehicle crash on Old Gympie Road, Beerwah, at 8.47pm last night.

Monday, March 25, 5.10pm: A stable patient was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a wakeboarding incident at the Bli Bli Watersports Complex at 3.16pm.

Monday, March 25, 1.20pm: Two stable patients were transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a two-vehicle crash on the corner of Claymore Road and Fitzwilliam Drive, Sippy Downs, at 12.11pm.

Monday, March 25, 7.10am: A woman in her 50s was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition with neck and shoulder injuries after falling from a horse off Pierce Avenue, Corbould Park, at 4.25am.

Monday, March 25, 6.15am: Two stable patients were transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a single-vehicle crash on the Bruce Highway northbound at Federal at 4.43pm yesterday.

Picture: AAP

Sunday, March 24, 2.50pm: Police divers have located a body after a search operation was launched for a man who failed to resurface when he jumped into the water at Noosa Parade at Noosa Heads early this morning.

Officers were called to the Noosa Sound bridge just after 1am following reports a man jumped from a ledge and failed to resurface.

A search and rescue operation was launched, with police divers locating the body of the man around 6am.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

Sunday, March 24, 2.50pm: One stable patient with minor injuries was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a single-vehicle crash on Bald Knob Road, Bald Knob, at 12.35pm.

Sunday, March 24, 2.50pm: A patient with abdominal and chest pain was transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital following a three-vehicle crash on the Sunshine Motorway northbound at Mountain Creek at 11.57am.

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