THE RACQ North Queensland Rescue Helicopter was on high alert last week when the crew was required to attend two serious injuries in the North West region. On Friday morning, it responded to a remote mine site east of Mount Isa where a 43-year-old male was suffering from suspected spinal injuries. The helicopter arrived on the scene and stabilised the male patient who was then airlifted back to Mount Isa hospital in a serious condition. On Friday afternoon, 322 kilometres south-east of Mount Isa on the Landsborough Highway, the team responded to a motorbike accident. A 59-year-old male rider had been thrown from his motorbike. The crew stabilised the male patient who was then airlifted to the Mount Isa hospital suffering suspected back and spinal injuries.