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Three young girls suffer burns in speedboat fire north of Sackville

Three girls aged six and 10 have been taken to hospital in a stable condition after suffering burns when the boat they were in caught fire on the Hawkesbury River this afternoon at Cumberland Reach north of Sackville.

CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked to assist by NSW Ambulance at 4.06pm and landed next to the river near the scene at 4.29pm.

NSW Police, NSW Fire and Rescue and NSW Ambulance crews were also on scene giving assistance.

CareFight helicopter landed on the banks of the Hawkesbury this afternoon. Pics courtesy of CareFlight

Two CareFlight specialist doctors and a NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic walked from the helicopter to the scene to provide treatment to a six-year old and two 10-year-old girls who had all suffered burns to their faces and body.

One girl was flown to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and two were taken by road, with NSW Ambulance and a CareFlight doctor providing ongoing care.

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