Woman dies after two boats collide near an exclusive island hamlet as paramedics were winched down by helicopter to try and save her
- Woman has died after two small boats collided off Sydney’s Pittwater area
- A man who suffered serious head injuries in the crash was rushed to hospital
- He who also suffered injuries to his legs is in a serious but stable condition
- Paramedics had to be winched down to a remote jetty in pitch black conditions
A woman has died after two boats collided in Sydney’s Pittwater area, while a man was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries.
Paramedics had to be winched down by helicopter in pitch black to a remote jetty after the small runabouts crashed near Elvina Bay on Pittwater at about 7pm on Sunday – opposite the exclusive Scotland Island.
The woman was found unconscious and despite the desperate efforts of emergency responders to revive her, she died at the scene. She is yet to be identified.
A woman has died after two small boats collided on Pittwater while a man has suffered serious head injuries
Two NSW air ambulances responded to the accident, with witnesses saying they heard a bang and then cries for help from the water
The man, who was in his 20s, was treated at the scene for serious head injuries and then taken to Royal North Shore Hospital where he is reported to be in a serious but stable condition.
Witnesses reported hearing a bang and cries for help from the water.
Christine Marks from NSW Ambulance said emergency services had scrambled to attend the isolated scene, located off Ku-Ring Gai National Park.
‘This was a major mobilisation of emergency services in very difficult circumstances — pitch black, across cold water, in a very inaccessible location,’ she said.
‘Our aeromedical team did really well accessing the patient under the circumstances.
Paramedics had to be winched down by helicopter in pitch black to a remote jetty after the small runabouts crashed near Elvina Bay on Pittwater at about 7pm on Sunday – opposite the exclusive Scotland Island (pictured)
‘(The man) suffered multiple cuts and bruises to his face and legs for which paramedics provided pain management.
‘I’m sorry that there’s been such a tragic outcome in this case.’
Two ambulance helicopters, four ambulances and water police responded to the accident.
Police will prepare a report for the coroner.