Tragic Boat crash Claims Life of 16-Year-Old Girl in Sydney’s South
In a devastating turn of events on Australia Day, a young girl lost her life in a boat crash in Sydney’s south. The victim has been identified as sixteen-year-old Darcy Sutherland, who tragically succumbed to her injuries at St Georges Hospital.
Darcy had been wearing a lifejacket at the time of the crash, highlighting the importance of water safety. The incident has left her family and friends heartbroken, with many taking to social media to express their grief and share memories of their beloved Darcy.
One friend wrote, “I will miss you so much Darc, I feel like I’ve lost a part of me.” Another said, “Will forever love you. You will forever be missed my beautiful angel. I will never forget our time together.” A third friend added, “I pray for your family to find the strength to live with their forever broken heart, keeping your memory alive. Rest, beautiful girl.”
Following the tragic accident, two sixteen-year-old boys who were also on the boat were taken to the same hospital for mandatory testing. The vessels involved in the crash have been seized for examination as NSW Police commence their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
The location of the boat crash has not been disclosed, but the incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of water safety, particularly during the holiday season when many people take to the water for recreational activities.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner, who will determine the cause of the crash and any contributing factors. Authorities are urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
This tragic event serves as a sobering reminder of the fragility of life and the need for vigilance when engaging in water-based activities. Let us all keep Darcy’s family and friends in our thoughts during this difficult time.