Man found hypothermic after remote bike crash

TWO people were taken to hospital after an exhaustive rescue mission northeast of Toowoomba overnight following two motorbikes crashed in dense bushland.

Paramedics were called to a property off Fifteen Mile Rd about 7.30pm, starting what would be an eight-hour retrieval mission for emergency services.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesman said crews were called to reports two motorbikes had crashed and the riders were injured in rugged terrain at Fifteen Mile, northeast of Toowoomba.

One man suffered a fractured leg and was hypothermic on arrival of ambulance crews, while another person suffered minor head and ankle injuries.

Crews stabilised the pair on scene but transport to hospital was delayed due to the remote location.

"It was a fairly difficult extraction out of the bush," the spokesman said.

He said bad weather meant an airlift wasn't possible.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services were called at about 10.15pm to assist paramedics transport the pair.

One rider arrived at Toowoomba Hospital around midnight while the second patient, believed to be the hypothermic man, arrived about 3am.

Overnight temperatures in the area dropped to about six degrees with wind gusts of up to 35kmh.

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