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Boy dies after fall

A 16-year-old boy has died after falling from a tree branch into a swimming hole in Helensburgh.
About 1.30pm yesterday (Wednesday 22 February 2017), the boy was at the Kellys Falls swimming hole with several friends when he climbed about 15m up a tree and began swinging on a branch.

The branch snapped and the boy fell to the water, striking his head on a submerged rock.

His friends dragged him from the water and emergency services were contacted.

The 16-year-old boy was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition. He died later that evening.
Wollongong Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

A paramedic who received serious leg and ankle injuries after slipping down a ravine during the rescue was airlifted to St George Hospital for treatment.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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