Schoolgirl Injured During Kariong Bushwalk

Has spent night in NP.


26 February 2018

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UPDATE, STATEMENT FROM POLICE 1PM:

A rescue operation involving police, NSW Ambulance and Fire & Rescue NSW in a Central Coast national park has concluded.

A 15-year-old girl on a school camping trip in the Brisbane Water National Park at Wondabyne suffered a possible neck injury during a bushwalk just after 1pm yesterday.

Emergency services tracked into the national park yesterday, with the girl treated on scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics who stayed with her overnight.

A multi-agency operation to extract the teenager from the park has now concluded, with the girl airlifted from the site about 12.30pm.

She is being taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital and is in a stable condition.

 

EARLIER: Emergency services are currently assessing how to safely get an injured teenage girl our of remote bushland in Kariong.

The 15-year-old hit her head and lost consciousness around 1pm yesterday afternoon, while on a bush walk with her SCEGGS Darlinghurst class as part of the Duke of Edinburgh awards.

Ambulance, RFS and Police headed to the scene yesterday, but the wet weather prevented them from getting her out. The extent of her injuries is at this stage unknown.

Paramedics, her teacher and two other students have spent the night in a tent on the Pindar Cave track looking after the girl.

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