A 12-year-old girl who suffered serious injuries in a boating accident on the Nepean River has been taken to hospital in a serious but stable condition.

CareFlight’s rapid response rescue helicopter was tasked shortly after 2.30pm and landed near the Penrith boat ramp.

Ambulance paramedics provided initial treatment to the girl. Police and Fire & Rescue crews also assisted at the river bank.

CareFlight’s specialist doctor and critical care paramedic further treated the girl at the scene.

The medical crew continued treatment in a road ambulance with the girl taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a serious but stable condition.