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.