A report will be prepared for the Coroner following the drowning death of a child at Brooklyn today.
About 12.45pm (Tuesday 9 July 2019), emergency services responded to reports of a child missing from a vessel on the Hawkesbury River at Brooklyn.
Officers from the Marine Area Command located the child in the water a short time later and commenced CPR.
The three-year-old girl was transported to land and treatment continued by NSW Ambulance paramedics.
She was airlifted to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a critical condition but was pronounced dead after arrival.
A crime scene was established and officers from Marine Area Command are investigating the matter.
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.