1. Boy hospitalised after water slide fall
A five-year-old boy is in hospital with serious head injuries, after falling from a water slide in Perth’s North.
The little boy was at the Outback Splash water park when he came off a slide midway and smashed his head on concrete.
It is understood he was on the slide with his father at the time.
Mason McDonald’s mother Hayley posted on Facebook that her son had fractures to his skull.
“Our son Mason is slowly improving and has been to hell and back as have we, his family,” she wrote. “He is alive only as a result of the multiple medical trauma teams who treated him at two major hospitals in Perth. He has fractures to his skull and other injuries as a result of his fall from height on to concrete.
We are unsure of how his memory, speech, seizures etc etc will develop over the next few months. We have many specialist medical depts working with him”.
Channel 7 reports that a former nurse came to his aid when she saw him fling from the slide “like a little ragdoll through the air”.
“He came off at one of the bends, probably the last bend.”
2. Phillip Hughes laid to rest
The family of cricketer Phillip Hughes has walked shoulder-to-shoulder along side the Prime Minister, Australian cricket team captain Michael Clarke, the cricket community and the town of Macksville as they said goodbye to the cricketer at his funeral yesterday.