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Narrabeen Lake: Teen stable after horrific boating accident

LAKE ACCIDENT: A 15-year-old was taken to The Children's Hospital Westmead with significant head injuries following a boating accident on Friday afternoon. Picture: Simon Bennett
LAKE ACCIDENT: A 15-year-old was taken to The Children's Hospital Westmead with significant head injuries following a boating accident on Friday afternoon. Picture: Simon Bennett

Update - Sunday, September 26, 1.30pm

THE teenager involved in a boating accident on Friday afternoon at Narrabeen Lake remains at The Children's Hospital at Westmead in a stable condition.

At this stage there is no further information.

Earlier - Friday, September 14, 5pm

CRITICAL: A teenager sustained serious injuries after she was struck in the head by a boat propeller on Friday afternoon. Picture: CareFlight

CRITICAL: A teenager sustained serious injuries after she was struck in the head by a boat propeller on Friday afternoon. Picture: CareFlight

A TEENAGE girl has suffered significant head injuries and suspected spinal injuries after being struck in the head by a boat propeller.

The 15-year-old girl was at Narrabeen Lake at 1.20pm on Friday when she fell into the water and was struck by the propeller, with the incident now under investigation by police.

A CareFlight helicopter was called to the scene and the teen was intubated and placed in an induced coma to stabilise her condition.

The girl was then airlifted in a critical condition to The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

A NSW Police spokesperson said officers were told the teenager was on a moving boat with a group of friends when she fell off and was struck by the propeller.

"The girl was retrieved from the water by friends and bystanders and taken to land, where she was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics," the spokesperson said.

"Officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command and the Marine Area Command are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

"The four-metre runabout was seized for forensic examination."

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