Teenage girl seriously injured after falling from boat in Northern Beaches

An investigation is underway after a teenager was seriously injured when she fell from a boat and struck her head, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches today.

About 1.20pm (Friday 24 September 2021), emergency services were called to Narrabeen Lakes, Forestville, following reports a 15-year-old girl had been injured in a boating incident.

Police have been told the teenager was on a moving boat with a group of friends when she fell off and was struck by the propeller.

The girl was retrieved from the water by friends and bystanders and taken to land, where she was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics.

She suffered a head injury and was flown to Sydney Children’s Hospital in a serious condition.

Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command and the Marine Area Command are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The four-metre runabout was seized for forensic examination.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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