Teen, 15, shoots herself with speargun while fishing with friends and has to be lifted out of the waves to hospital
- A boy, 15, shot himself in the foot with a spear gun while swimming with friends
- The three friends swam to shore and the injured boy was taken to hospital by airlift
- It comes when two women drowned on Victorian beaches on Wednesday
A teenager shot himself with a spear gun while spearfishing with friends late at night.
The 15-year-old was swimming with two friends when he accidentally impaled the foot at 11:05 PM on Wednesday.
The three friends managed to swim to shore and call for help at the bottom of a cliff near Townsend Bluff in the seaside town of Inverloch in Gippsland, Victoria.
Paramedics responded to a 15-year-old boy who accidentally shot himself in the foot with a spear gun near Townsend Bluff in the seaside town of Inverloch in Gippsland, Victoria at 11:05 PM on Wednesday
SES Crews and a helicopter (both in the photo) rescue the injured boy, who was trapped at the bottom of a cliff with his two friends. The boy was taken to safety and then taken to hospital with an airlift
Paramedics, SES Crews, the Country Fire Authority and Victoria Police were called to the scene shortly afterwards.
A VICSES spokesperson said “conditions were difficult, including the added danger of rising tide.”
“It was eventually decided that winching by helicopter would be a more appropriate course of action for the injured person,” he said.
The injured teenager, from Korumburra South, was then transferred to Traralgon Public Hospital in stable condition with serious injury.
The injuries are “not life-threatening.”
His two friends were picked up by an SES boat and taken safely to shore.
Although the teenager survived, two people died on Victorian beaches on Wednesday night.
VICSES deployed a boat to rescue the remaining two boys. They were rescued and returned safely to the coast
While his teenager survived, two people died on Victorian beaches Wednesday night. A three-year-old girl was also pulled unconscious from Lysterfield Lake
A woman in her twenties went to help a young teenage girl who struggled in the waters of Venus Bay at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
The woman also got into trouble and was pulled out of the water by an off duty lifeguard, who performed her CPR but was unable to save her.
The teenage girl has arrived safely on land.
Meanwhile, in Bushrangers Bay on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., four people were swept off the rocks, prompting two members of the public to try to save them.
All six people then had to be saved. A 45-year-old woman died and five people were rescued by emergency services.
Finally, a three-year-old girl did not respond when she was withdrawn from Lysterfireld Lake, 23 miles southeast of Melbourne, on Wednesday afternoon.
She has been taken to hospital, where she is still in a critical condition.
A 45-year-old woman died and five people were rescued by emergency services in Bushrangers Bay on Wednesday