Teenager hurt after falling down lift shaft at Lake Macquarie

A teenage boy was hurt after falling down a lift shaft at a power station in the Lake Macquarie area today.

Just before 2pm (Sunday 20 June 2021), emergency services were called to a decommissioned power station on Summerhill Drive, Wangi Wangi, after reports a teenager had fallen down a lift shaft.

A multi-agency search and rescue operation commenced to locate the teenager, involving Lake Macquarie Police District, Fire and Rescue NSW, NSW Ambulance Specialist Operations Team and Special Casualty Access Team.

About 2.30pm, the boy was located inside the lift shaft and a vertical rescue was conducted by Fire and Rescue NSW.

He was treated at the scene before being taken to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition with non life-threatening injuries.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident are underway.

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