Child killed by ‘falling boulder’

A SMALL child has been killed in a tragic accident on a rural property in Central West New South Wales.

It’s understood the child, believed to be an 11-year-old boy, was crushed by a falling boulder when the creek bed he and two of his friends were fishing on collapsed.

It happened on a property in the small town of Molong, about 300km west of Sydney, on Saturday afternoon.


Multiple police and ambulance crews rushed the scene off the Mitchell Highway just after 2pm. An air ambulance was also dispatched to the property and landed at the scene.

Sadly though, despite their best efforts to save the child, his injuries were too severe and he died at the scene.

“An 11-year-old boy was treated for critical injuries but died at the scene,” NSW Police confirmed in a statement.

Police said two other boys were not physically injured.

Officers from Central West Police District are investigating the circumstances surrounding the tragedy and will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.

No further information was available at the time of writing.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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