A LITTLE woman with a fascination for water who was found face down in the Hawkesbury River yesterday is in a serious however secure condition.
The two-year-old woman slipped out of her yard, which backs on to Hanna Park in North Richmond, and wandered down a public path to the river.
The woman’s mom was momentarily distracted caring for an additional of her youngsters inside the home when the toddler escaped.
After the mom raised the alarm, neighbours and passers-by frantically looked for 15 minutes till a person noticed the woman floating lifeless, face down, in the water and dived in to pluck her out.
The rescuer carried out CPR till NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived and took over.
“The family is understandably distraught,” Hawkesbury LAC inspector Peter Jenkins stated.
“The fellow knew CPR, which he performed while others called triple-0.”
A specialist physician and significant care paramedic arrived on the scene on CareFlight’s speedy response rescue helicopter, the place they instantly intubated the woman and took over makes an attempt to revive her.
The physician made the decision to move the woman to hospital by highway as an alternative of by air.
The woman stays in Children’s Hospital at Westmead, the place her condition improved on Saturday afternoon from crucial to serious however secure.
Officers from the Hawkesbury LAC are investigating.
Police have urged anybody with data to name Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers on-line reporting web page at nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
Hanna Park has a playground by the river financial institution and is widespread amongst households.