12-year-old girl suffers serious injuries in boating accident

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A 12-year-old girl who suffered serious injuries in a boating accident on the Nepean River has been taken to hospital in a serious but stable condition.

CareFlight’s rapid response rescue helicopter was tasked shortly after 2.30pm and landed near the boat ramp at Tench Reserve.

A jet ski rider had retrieved the girl from the water after she had fallen from a boat and suffered serious injuries to her arm.

NSW Ambulance paramedics provided initial treatment to the girl. Police and Fire & Rescue NSW crews also assisted at the river bank.

CareFlight’s specialist doctor and critical care paramedic further treated the girl at the scene.

CareFlight’s medical crew continued treatment in a road ambulance with the girl taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a serious but stable condition.

Reports have suggested the girl’s arm may have been amputated during the incident.

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