Wakeboarder airlifted to hospital

Monday, December 17 2018

A 27-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital in a stable condition after becoming unconscious while wakeboarding in Penrith this evening.  

It is understood the man was knocked unconscious when he fell and impacted the water while riding at the water sport venue.  

CareFlight’s rapid response rescue helicopter was tasked to the waterpark just after 6pm, landing at the facility. 

Ambulance and Police Rescue crews provided initial treatment in the water, before transporting the patient to shore. 

The patient was treated for shoulder and head injuries by CareFlight’s specialist doctor and critical care paramedic, before he was airlifted to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.