Child injured in fall at Illawarra waterhole

A child has been seriously injured after falling down an embankment at a popular waterhole in the Illawarra region this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the Jump Rock waterhole at Macquarie Pass, 10km west of Albion Park, about 3.20pm (Sunday 11 October 2020).

They found a seven-year-old boy had fallen 15m down an embankment onto rocks below, suffering head and arm injuries.

NSW Ambulance paramedics are working to stabilise the child at the scene before he is airlifted to hospital.

He’s reported to be in a serious but stable condition.

Inquiries into the incident are now underway by officers from the Lake Illawarra Police District.

Officers from Lake Illawarra and Southern Region Police Rescue are working with NSW Ambulance paramedics, Fire and Rescue NSW, and SES and RFS volunteers at the scene.

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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