Girl has her arm cut off in a horrible boat accident near Sydney

A 12-year-old girl had her arm cut off after she became entangled in a rope that was being used to tow her behind a boat (the location of the incident can be seen in the picture)

Girl, 12 years old, has her arm amputated in a horrible navigation accident

  • A 12-year-old girl was cut off in a terror boat accident near Sydney
  • It is believed that she was towed by a boat when her arm became entangled in a rope
  • A nearby jet ski rider could get her out of the water and call the paramedics

Adam Mccleery for Daily Mail Australia

A 12-year-old girl had her arm cut off after she became entangled in a rope that was being used to tow her behind a boat.

The girl was on the Nepean River in west Sydney on Friday when the horrible incident occurred.

Police believe they towed her behind a boat, possibly in an inflatable tube, or something similar, when she supposedly got tangled in the rope around 2.30 p.m.

A 12-year-old girl had her arm cut off after she became entangled in a rope that was being used to tow her behind a boat (the location of the incident can be seen in the picture)

A 12-year-old girl had her arm cut off after she became entangled in a rope that was being used to tow her behind a boat (the location of the incident can be seen in the picture)

She fell off the inflatable tube but fortunately a motorcyclist was nearby and could get her out of the water.

"The fast response rescue helicopter flew to the Nepean River to help a girl seriously injured in a navigational accident this afternoon," said a statement from CareFlight.

CareFlight physicians and the intensive care paramedic helped the ambulance teams in place to treat the girl.

"The CareFlight team continued the treatment in a road ambulance since the girl was taken to the hospital in a serious but stable condition."

"The CareFlight doctors and the intensive care paramedic helped the ambulance teams in place to treat the girl," said a statement from CareFlight (a helicopter from CareFlight is shown in the image)

The young woman was transferred to the Children's Hospital of Westmead.

Meanwhile, police divers will continue combing the river in an attempt to find the girls cut off by the arm.

Spectator Benny Lampasi, 47, of Glenmore Park spoke with The Daily Telegraph and said he witnessed the consequences of the accident.

"It was a half-cabin boat that was involved in towing the girl before the accident, it was not a ski boat or a speedboat, they locked it in the boat ramp," he said.

The boat driver had to be treated by surprise at the scene when the SES divers joined the police divers to look for the amputated arm.

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