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Teenage boy fighting for life after being pulled from water unresponsive

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A teenager is fighting for life after being pulled unresponsive from the water at a caravan park on the Hawksbury River.

A teenager is fighting for life after being pulled unresponsive from the water at a caravan park on the Hawkesbury River.

The boy was pulled from the water at the Sackville Ski Gardens north-west of Sydney just before 12.30pm today.

Witnesses said he dived off a pier into the water, surfaced briefly and then sunk again.

He was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition.v

Bystanders started CPR on the 16-year-old before paramedics took over.

Three ambulance crews and a CareFlight helicopter airlifted the boy to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition.

"It was a devastating scene for all involved this afternoon," Inspector Nathan Sheraton from NSW Ambulance said today.

"Bystanders did an extraordinary job assisting the patient before paramedics arrived. They did a great job under very difficult circumstances."

He urged caution around the water as the hot weather continues for the next few days.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/suspected-drowning-person-pulled-from-water-hawkesbury-river-sackville/6310ed21-61aa-4e1f-b163-0459b4d3bf45

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