A six-year-old boy has been flown to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead after nearly drowning in an open body of water at The Entrance earlier today.

CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance at 2.34pm today, landing just minutes later at Shore Park, The Entrance North.

According to witnesses at the scene, the boy was swimming when he was swept out from the shore and was initially unresponsive when he was pulled from the water by members of the public, who immediately commenced CPR.

Volunteers from Surf Lifesaving Central Coast arrived a few minutes later and provided oxygen to the boy until NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived.

Once stable, the boy was transferred to a road ambulance and taken to nearby Shore Park to meet the CareFlight helicopter. CareFlight’s specialist clinical team assessed him before he was flown, under the clinical supervision of CareFlight’s doctor, to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.