Riverina toddler airlifted with burns from boiling water

Riverina toddler airlifted to Sydney with burns


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Paramedics met the rescue helicopter at Collingullie's Crossroads Oval

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Update: Wagga’s NSW Ambulance acting inspector, Andrew Long said the young boy suffered partial thickness burns across 10 per cent of his body. 

The water – believed to have come from a kettle – scolded the three-year-old’s thigh and face. 

Toll helicopter paramedics transported the boy to Westmead Children’s Hospital 

Earlier: The screams of an injured toddler could be heard from the ambulance helicopter as it prepared to rush the three-year-old to Sydney hospital. 

It is understood the child, from the eastern Riverina region, sustained burns to his upper body after coming into contact with boiling water.

A spokesman for NSW Ambulance confirmed a rescue helicopter was dispatched, following an emergency call from the Urana area about 8.30am.

Paramedics were responding to “reports of a three-year-old boy sustaining facial and upper body burns from boiling water,” the spokesman said.

The helicopter landed at Collingullie Oval and met a waiting ambulance, before taking off again at about 11am.

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