Severe gastro the only concern ahead of Eclipse2012 Festival
A CASE of severe gastro was the only concern for emergency services at the weekend as revellers teemed into Palmer River for the Eclipse2012 Festival.
Queensland Ambulance Service operations supervisor Neil Noble said paramedics working out of a tactical medical centre at the site had to airlift a man to Mareeba Hospital yesterday with gastric problems, but this had been the only incident of note.
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"We just ask people, drink plenty of water and look after themselves as it is very hot up there," he said.
Police have praised motorists for their behaviour on the roads travelling to the festival and other eclipse viewing locations.
Officers in Cairns and Mareeba said there had been no major incidents or increases in offending despite the influx of people.
"There's been no problems, thankfully," Mareeba Sgt Debra Fletcher said.
"We've got the normal traffic patrols happening. Obviously we're targeting that area between Mareeba and Palmer River, but it's been good."
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