Alistair Brightman

Bay paramedics inundated with calls

IT WAS a busy night for paramedics on Friday night, with dozens of call-outs received.

The most serious case was a 68-year-old Narangba man who was hit on the head by a falling tree at the Scarness Beachfront Caravan Park just before 7.30pm.

Hervey Bay Ambulance Station officer-in-charge Helen Donaldson said when paramedics arrived, the patient was receiving CPR from bystanders.

The man was taken to hospital where he was declared dead upon arrival.

It was an unusually busy night for paramedics who evoked contingency plans to attend the dozens of call-outs received.

"During storms please take safe shelter, please try not to go out and look about while the storms are happening because you have a higher risk of injury," she said.