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Girl airlifted after surfing incident south of Mandurah

St John Ambulance leaving White Hill Beach after a girl was injured in a surfing incident south of Mandurah. Vision: Tex Reeks

The RAC Rescue helicopter was forced to land on a beach south of Mandurah after a girl was injured while surfing on Saturday.

Paramedics were called to White Hill 4WD Beach in Bouvard following reports a surfer was injured just before 1pm.

A St John Ambulance spokesperson said the Rescue helicopter had landed nearby to assist the teen with neck injuries.

The 17-year-old was flown to Royal Perth Hospital with suspected spinal injuries.

Tex Reeks

Texas (Tex) Reeks is a video journalist and national award-winning news photographer. Reeks' dedication and commitment to local news media and telling stories has seen him build an extensive portfolio in Western Australia's news industry from a young age. Writing online stories and covering news events for Perth's mainstream media networks, Reeks, has covered and broken some of WA's biggest breaking news stories including shark attacks, police manhunts, plane crashes, major crime investigations, and major political incidents. Reek's interest and knowledge in criminology and policing results in his focus on crime and court stories.
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