Baby critical after being pulled from dam

Lismore Base Hospital
Lismore Base Hospital

UPDATE, MONDAY, MARCH 11, 1.30pm: THE baby pulled from a dam at Nimbin yesterday remains in an induced coma at the Royal Children's Hospital at Brisbane, police have confirmed.

Insp Matt Kehoe of the Richmond Local Area Command said the baby, who was 14-months-old, is listed as in a critical condition and remains on life support.

Northern NSW Local Health District said the baby was flown into the Lismore Base Hospital Emergency Department last night but was there only a short time before being flown on to the Royal Children's Hospital.

The Northern Rivers Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter, file photo.
The Northern Rivers Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter, file photo.

SUNDAY, MARCH 10: A BABY has been airlifted from Nimbin Showground to Lismore Base Hospital tonight after being pulled unconscious, from what has been described as a dam.

At around 6.40pm Lismore ambulances were called to a Nimbin property, believed to be in Kirkland Rd, to treat a 14-month-old child who was unconscious at the scene.

"Two ambulance vehicles and the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter were tasked to respond to the child who was unconscious post-immersion," Lismore Ambulance Station Manager, Paul Martin said.

"The child was treated by paramedics and a doctor at the scene then transported by helicopter to the Lismore Base Hospital," he said.

Mr Martin said the child was still unconscious while being flown to Lismore Base Hospital.

At the time of publication the child remained in an unconscious state in hospital.

Topics:  baby surf life saving

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