Quick-thinking teen is rescued after deliberately driving his car into the ocean after gas explosion

A Queensland teenager was forced to drive into the sea to save his life after a gas bottle exploded in his car. 

The young man was driving along Teewah Beach on the Sunshine Coast on Friday night when he heard a hissing sound coming from the back of his vehicle.

When he opened the back of the vehicle the gas bottle exploded setting him and his car alight.

In a desperate bid to stay alive the teen was forced to drive into the sea to extinguish the flames.  

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A Queensland teenager was forced to drive into the sea to save his life after a gas bottle exploded in his car (pictured)

A Queensland teenager was forced to drive into the sea to save his life after a gas bottle exploded in his car (pictured)

The young man was driving along Teewah Beach (pictured) on the Sunshine Coast on Friday night when he heard a hissing sound coming from the back of his vehicle

The young man was driving along Teewah Beach (pictured) on the Sunshine Coast on Friday night when he heard a hissing sound coming from the back of his vehicle 

He then thew himself into the water and lay there to relieve the pain of his burns.

A LifeFlight spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia the Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was called to the scene in the Noosa region at around 8.45pm.

When the rescue chopper arrived, Queensland Fire and Emergency Service officers were at the scene and the patient was being treated by the Queensland Ambulance Service.

Emergency service personnel used vehicles to light up the location which assisted the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter pilot to find them and make a night time beach landing, made more challenging by the full moon high tide. 

He was treated at the scene for burns all over his body.

The LifeFlight Critical Care Doctor and QAS Flight Paramedic tended to the teenager while he was being airlifted. 

He was flown to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a stable condition. 

After being treated at the scene the teenager was flown to the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in a stable condition

After being treated at the scene the teenager was flown to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in a stable condition

 

 

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