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Flaming vehicle driven into ocean, burnt teen airlifted to hospital

When he opened the back of the car, the gas bottle exploded.

Despite suffering burns in the initial explosion, the teenager drove his car into the ocean to extinguish the fire and he then lay in the water to relieve the pain from his burns.

Teewah Beach, north of Noosa, where a teen was seriously injured on Friday.

Teewah Beach, north of Noosa, where a teen was seriously injured on Friday.

The victim, in his late teens according to paramedics, suffered burns across his body and airway.

Specialist trauma paramedics treated the young man on the beach and emergency services used their car lights to guide the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter to the scene.

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