Man dead, child unconscious after separate incidents

A MAN has tragically drowned after reportedly jumping from a bridge into the Colo River in Sydney’s northwest.

The 34-year-old man was swimming in the Colo River with friends when tragedy struck just before midday on Sunday.

It’s understood the man hit his head on the bottom of the river after jumping from Putty Road bridge.


The man was rendered unconscious and is believed to have been under water for sometime before floating to the surface.

Police said witnesses pulled the man from the water and tried resuscitating him by performing CPR on the river bank.

Paramedics arrived shortly after and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the scene but sadly, there was nothing they could do.

Despite their best efforts to revive the man, he could not be saved and died at the scene, police said.

In a separate incident on Sydney’s northern beaches, two children were rushed to hospital after almost drowning at Narrabeen Lakes.

A seven-year-old girl was pulled from the water unconscious, while a five-year-old boy was conscious and alert after ingesting “quite a bit of water”.

Both were rushed to the Sydney’s Children’s Hospital where the little girl remains this afternoon, in a critical but stable condition.

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