Woman pulled unconscious from Rottnest Channel Swim


A 47-year-old woman is in a critical but stable condition after a serious incident during the Rottnest Channel Swim at the weekend.

The woman suffered a “serious health incident” while participating in the annual event on Saturday morning.

According to Rottnest Channel Swim Association president Iain McCarrey, the woman received medical support while she was still in the water, near the finish line, before a rescue boat brought her to shore.

The woman was briefly treated on land for medical complications before a helicopter airlifted her to Fiona Stanley Hospital, where she was put in an induced coma.

She has remained in the coma since Saturday and is currently in a critical but stable condition.

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