Thursday 3 September 2020
CareFlight has flown to Maraylya where a two-year-old boy had a near-drowning incident in a dam on a private property.
The toddler went into cardiac arrest from the incident.
CareFlight’s Rapid Response Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance shortly after 10.30am and landed 10 minutes later on the grounds of the property where NSW Ambulance paramedics were providing initial treatment for the boy.
CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance critical care paramedic continued the advanced life-support which included CPR and intubating the boy to place him in an induced coma and stabilise him at the scene of the incident.
CareFlight’s clinical team continued providing care as the toddler was taken by road in a critical condition with his mother and NSW Ambulance to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.