Boy airlifted to hospital is home

THE seven-year-old boy who was airlifted from his home in Maryvale after being stranded in the midst of the flood was released from hospital yesterday.

The Daily News spoke to the father of the boy yesterday.

"We had a traumatic time but we are very thankful to everyone who helped us," he said.

"My son is doing well and after some check-ups on Monday afternoon he should be home."

The boy was airlifted to Toowoomba Base Hospital from his home last Tuesday and was then transferred to the Brisbane Mater Children's Hospital.

He was suffering from complications after a recent kidney transplant but due to the floods, ambulances could not gain access to the family's home.

It was only when the fog cleared from the region that the RACQ CareFlight helicopter could successfully land in Maryvale.



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