A four-year-old girl had half her foot severed by a jetski in Echuca on Sunday.KATHLEEN TONINI November 7, 2012 4:38am
A four-year-old girl had half her foot severed on Sunday when the jet-ski her uncle was driving ran over her.
Deniliquin police Detective Inspector Darren Cloake said the family, from Melbourne suburb Doreen, was visiting Echuca for the weekend and was out on the river about 5km north-east of the Echuca East boat ramp.
Det. Insp. Cloake said at about 6pm the girl was playing at the edge of the river with other family members when the jet-ski headed towards the bank.
Det. Insp. Cloake said her uncle lost control and the jet-ski surged forward over the top of the girl.
The girl’s left foot was sucked into the jet-ski’s impeller (water pump) and her foot was severed.
Det. Insp. Cloake said the incident occurred within seconds.
He said the girl was lifted onto a boat and emergency services were contacted, who then met the family at the boat ramp.
She was taken to Echuca hospital before being air-lifted to the Royal Children’s Hospital shortly afterwards.
Det. Insp. Cloake said the operator of the jet-ski was breath tested but recorded a negative result and the jet-ski was seized for mechanical analysis.
‘‘All parties are completely in shock and the operator of the marine vessel is visibly upset and distraught,’’ Det. Insp. Cloake said.
He said inquiries were continuing ‘‘with the view to interviewing more people’’.
The girl was yesterday in a stable condition in hospital.
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