Young girl flown to hospital with burns to her upper body after boat engine EXPLODES – as man and four other children are injured
- A young girl has been flown to hospital after suffering burns from a boat fire
- Police and paramedics were called to the scene before 10:30am on Wednesday
- A man in his 30s and five young children were on the boat and suffered burns
- An Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said all patients were in a stable condition
A boat engine explosion burned a man in his 30s and five young children resulting in one girl being flown to hospital for treatment.
Shortly before 10:30am on Wednesday police and paramedics were called to Robinvale Riverside Caravan Park, 470km northwest of Melbourne.
They had received reports of a boat fire near the Victoria/NSW border involving a man in his 30s and five children aged between eight and 13.
Police and paramedics responded to reports that a boat with five young children and a man in his 30s had exploded shortly at Robinvale Riverside Caravan Park before 10:30am on Wednesday (stock)
The man and five children all sustained burns with one young girl flown to Melbourne hospital for upper body burns (stock)
An Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said paramedics treated the man, three girls, and two boys before one of the girls was flown to Melbourne by air ambulance.
‘One girl is being flown to Melbourne by air ambulance with upper body injuries but in a stable condition,’ the spokeswoman told the Herald Sun.
The five remaining patients sustained burns to their hands, arms and legs and were taken by ambulance to Mildura Base hospital.
None of their injuries are believed to be life-threatening and they remained in a stable condition.
An Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said the patients are being treated in hospital and are all in a stable condition (stock)
A NSW Police spokeswoman said the investigation into the incident is ongoing.
‘Inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the explosion are underway by officers attached to Barrier police district,’ she said.