Woman suffers head injury in Port Kembla pool fall

A woman has been airlifted to hospital with a serious head injury after she fell from a wall at Port Kembla Olympic Pool. 

The woman’s head and shoulder connected with concrete pavers five metres below after she accidentally went over a metal railing on the pool’s southwest-facing side about 2.45pm today.

She suffered a concussion and a possible fractured skull, and has been transported to St George Hospital for expert trauma care.

Port Kembla Olympic Pool.

NSW Ambulance Service district inspector Terry Morrow said the woman, aged 41, from Sydney, was responsive following her ordeal.

‘‘She received a head injury that is considered at this stage stable. However she has been knocked unconscious for a short period of time and at the present she’s speaking repetitively,’’ he said.

The woman’s male partner and pool-users were among those who rushed to her aid.

The patient is flown to St George Hospital.

She was tended to by intensive care paramedics, before the ambulance rescue helicopter arrived from Albion Park.

A soccer ball-sized blood stain on the pavers marked the place where the woman landed.

She wore jeans and a T-shirt when she fell, and had not been swimming immediately before the incident.

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