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Woman pulled from water at Shelly Beach

A woman is in a stable condition after bystanders pulled her unconscious from the water at Shelly Beach this morning.

About 10.00am this morning, Sunday 14 April, a woman aged in her 60s who was pulled from the water by bystanders where she had become unresponsive in the water while swimming.

A boy and his father on a paddle board pulled the woman aboard and took her ashore with the help of a number of swimmers from the Shelly Swim Club.

The Shelly Swim Club members helped manage the crowd and direct ambulance to the woman, who had been swimming when she suffered a suspected stroke.

Shelly Swim Club members.

An off-duty doctor was also at the scene, and said the woman had a pulse and was breathing, and other off-duty medical professionals including a nurse a providing an initial critical response.

The CareFlight Helicopter was tasked by NSW Ambulance to Shelly Beach Manly to assist.

CareFlight’s specialist doctor and NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the woman at the scene.

The woman was taken by road ambulance with a CareFlight specialist doctor to Royal North Shore Hospital in a serious but stable condition. We will update the condition tomorrow if permission is granted.


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