CareFlight called to Hawkesbury River after man knocked unconscious

A man has been flown to hospital after falling from a water ski tube and being knocked unconscious on the Hawkesbury River.

The 20-year-old was riding the tube with a second man in the afternoon of Monday, October 1 when the incident occurred, a statement from CareFlight said.

Flown to hospital: The man is stabilised at the scene before being flown to hospital on Monday. Picture: CareFlight.

Flown to hospital: The man is stabilised at the scene before being flown to hospital on Monday. Picture: CareFlight.

“It’s understood the man was initially unconscious when his friends recovered him, bringing him to shore at Ebenezer,” the statement said. “The second tube rider was not injured in the incident.

“CareFlight’s rapid response rescue helicopter was tasked shortly after 4pm, landing in fields near the shore.

“NSW Ambulance paramedics provided initial care for the man, who had regained consciousness, brought him to meet the helicopter.”

The CareFlight’s specialist doctor and critical care paramedic provided treatment for the man’s head and facial injuries, and he was then flown to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.