Australia

Girl drowns after NSW boating incident

A young girl has died after being found in a NSW river shortly after she was reported missing from a boat.

A young girl who disappeared off a boat on the Hawkesbury River north of Sydney has died after being rescued by water police and flown to hospital.

Emergency services were called to the river at Brooklyn at 12.45pm on Tuesday following reports a child had gone missing from a boat.

Water police located the three-year-old in the river a short time later and commenced CPR, a spokeswoman said.

The toddler was taken to a nearby boat ramp where Ambulance NSW paramedics took over her treatment.

The three-year-old was then airlifted to the Children's Hospital at Westmead in a critical condition but was pronounced dead after arrival.

Police are investigating the incident.

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