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Girl suffers spinal injuries in bridge jump

A TEENAGE girl has been airlifted to a Sydney hospital suffering spinal injuries after jumping from a bridge roughly eight metres above a shallow creek.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Jerseyville to a location known as the Back Creek bridge near South West Rocks on Thursday evening around 6pm.

Medical crews were told the girl had jumped from the bridge and appears to have hit the bottom suffering suspected spinal injuries.

The girl was flown from the scene to the Westmead Children's Hospital.

A teenage girl suffered spinal injuries in a bridge jumping incident at South West Rocks on Thursday evening.
A teenage girl suffered spinal injuries in a bridge jumping incident at South West Rocks on Thursday evening.

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