The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called to Evans Head to airlift a one-year-old baby with severe burns.
The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called to Evans Head to airlift a one-year-old baby with severe burns.

Baby girl suffers burns after shower accident

UPDATE, 10.15am: HOT water from a shower led to a young girl being burnt at Evans Head overnight.

Richmond Police District Inspector David Vandergriend said police were called to the property to assist the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter in finding a landing spot.

Insp Vandergriend said this was the extent of police involvement in the incident.

He said the one-year-old received first-degree burns to her back after being scalded by hot water in a shower.

It's understood the girl's older sibling turned the shower's cold water tap off, leaving the hot water on.

The girl was flown to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

A Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter said the girl received burns to more than 30 per cent of her body.

 

Original story: A ONE-YEAR-OLD girl has been airlifted to hospital reportedly suffering burns to more than 30 per cent of her body.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked to the incident at Evans Head around 6pm last night.

It is not known how the baby girl was injured.

A spokesman from the rescue helicopter service said the crews were initially instructed to take the baby to Lady Cilento Hospital in Brisbane, but were then redirected to the Gold Coast University Hospital at the request of Queensland medical teams.

He said early reports were the baby girl had suffered burns to more than 30 per cent of her body and she required urgent medical attention.

Evans Head residents reported seeing a number of ambulances and police cars at the oval, where the helicopter landed.

More to come.