Burns victim airlifted after motor boat explosion

Saturday 17 December 2016, 5.00pm Sydney time

A 35-year-old woman was flown to hospital with serious burns from the Central Coast this afternoon.

An 8-year-old male who suffered minor burns was taken by road ambulance to hospital.

CareFlight’s rapid response helicopter was tasked to Patonga at 2.15pm, landing in an oval near the scene.

The woman suffered burns to the legs, abdomen and arms when the boat caught fire.

CareFlight’s specialist doctor and intensive care paramedic provided treatment for the injuries at the scene. She was then airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

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Related Coverage:

The Sydney Morning Herald – Family of four hospitalised after boat explodes in Patonga, Central Coast

The Australian – NSW family burned in boat explosion on Central Coast

My GC – Family of four injured in boat explosion off NSW Central Coast