• Tony Bosworth

Two young men pulled from river in separate incidents Sackville and Windsor – one critical



A 16-year-old boy has been airlifted to Westmead hospital in a critical condition after he jumped in the Hawkesbury River at Sackville and didn’t resurface.


Around noon today, the boy jumped from a timber stair landing leading to the river. He failed to surface and bystanders and family had to get him out of the river and started CPR, which was taken over by Ambulance NSW and Careflight paramedics and a doctor.


After about 40 minutes they were able to get a heart beat, with the young man flown to Westmead Hospital by Careflight in a critical condition.


In a separate incident, around 2:30pm police were called to Macquarie Park’s 'Windsor Beach' after a 21-year-old man had been retrieved from the Hawkesbury River after he got into difficulty.


Fortunately a bystander was able to retrieve the man using his jet ski and bring him to shore where he was treated by ambulance paramedics and taken to the Nepean Hospital for further assessment and treatment.


Police are appealing, yet again, for members of the community to take care around our water systems, be it inland or at the beach.



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