Child drowns – Hawkesbury River at Brooklyn

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.

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