Just after 5:15pm on Wednesday, January 9, emergency services were called to the Avoca Lagoon at Avoca Beach, after two children were pulled from the water.
A 4-year-old boy was rescued by members of the public, who commenced CPR until Ambulance paramedics arrived.
A 5-year-old girl was also rescued and treated.
It is understood that an off duty doctor and a nurse, who happened to be nearby, assisted with their immediate treatment until paramedics arrived.
The boy was airlifted to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, where he remains in a serious condition.
The girl was taken to Gosford Hospital for observation.
Media release, Jan 10
NSW Police Media