A young boy was pulled from the water at Clontarf Beach today.

Just after 2.30pm (Monday, 05 April) NSW Ambulance was called to reports of a child having been pulled from the water at Clontarf Reserve.

Three NSW Ambulance crews and the CareFlight helicopter were dispatched to the scene where they treated a young boy who had been assisted by off-duty medical staff who were at Clontarf.

It is understood the young boy, who is estimated to be around 3-years-old was with his father at Clontarf Beach and was under the water for around one minute. He was pulled from the water and treated by two off-duty doctors and an off-duty nurse who were at the scene.

Carolyn Parish

Carolyn Parish

NSW Ambulance Inspector Carolyn Parish said it was fortunate that help was on hand when tragedy struck.

“With the help of two off-duty doctors and a trauma nurse, paramedics did a great job treating the boy after he was pulled from the water. This is a timely reminder that it only takes a split second for a child to get into serious trouble in the water.

“Even though we’re coming into winter, the weather is still warm and people are still heading to our beaches so it’s really important to continue to be safe in and around the water,” said Insp Parish.

The child was transported to Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick by NSW Ambulance in a stable condition at 3.20pm.

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