A young man who suffered significant burns following a boat explosion near Mookerawa Waters Holiday Park is in a stable condition, after being airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital on Tuesday morning.
After being stablised and treated on site for serious burns to his arms, legs and face, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter airlifted the 21-year-old man to Sydney to receive specialist treatment at the burns unit.
Northern Sydney Local Health District indicated the man was in a stable condition on Wednesday morning after receiving treatment, but there remained no confirmation of when he might be discharged.
Three NSW Ambulance crews were called to the scene just after 10.30am on Australia Day - Tuesday, January 26 - after receiving reports of a boat explosion and fire, with the Westpac Rescue Helicopter tasked to assist at the incident.
Paramedics and the Helicopter Critical Care Medical Team treated the patient before he was transported to Sydney and was still in a serious condition at the time.
A 31-year-old male was also treated as a result of the incident, he was conveyed to Orange Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.
A fuel fire was being queried as the potential cause, without any confirmation.
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