The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter lands at Woodburn to transport a little boy who was dragged unconscious out of a pool.
The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter lands at Woodburn to transport a little boy who was dragged unconscious out of a pool. Steve Cselka

UPDATE: Toddler safe after being pulled from Richmond River

 

UPDATE, 5pm: A NEAR tragedy has been averted in Woodburn today after a toddler was pulled from the Richmond River and airlifted to Lismore Base Hospital in a stable condition.

The two-year-old boy was not found in a pool as previously reported. The incident happened about 10.30am at the riverside park opposite the Woodburn CBD.

An Ambulance NSW spokesman said paramedics were called at 10.45am to the riverside park to attend to the child, who had been submerged in water for a short time.

It's understood the child's mother pulled the boy out of the river seconds after he fell in.

Paramedics then drove the boy to the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter at the Woodburn SES helipad who airlifted him to Lismore in a stable condition.    A Lismore Base Hospital spokeswoman said the child was observed and later discharged.  

INITIAL: A TODDLER found unconscious in a pool in Woodburn late this morning has been airlifted to Lismore Base Hospital.

A spokesman from the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter said the helicopter crew was called to attend the scene in the Woodburn area just after 11am.

 

 

Ambulances convey a little boy dragged out of a pool unconscious to the waiting Westpac rescue helicopter.
Ambulances convey a little boy dragged out of a pool unconscious to the waiting Westpac rescue helicopter. Steve Cselka

An Ambulance NSW spokesman said paramedics were called at 10.45am to the Pacific Highway at Woodburn at attend to a young male patient who had been submerged in water for a short time.

The two-year-old child had since been transported to Lismore base Hospital via helicopter.

More information to come.



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