A young Sydney boy is in a critical condition after a helicopter crashed on the Gold Coast on January 2.
Nicholas Tadros, 10, was aboard the chopper that collided with another aircraft and crashed on a sandbar near Sea World.
Nicholas underwent several operations over the weekend and was transferred to a children’s hospital in Brisbane.
A spokesperson for Queensland Health confirmed that the boy was in a critical condition. According to his friend, Nicholas is currently in an induced coma and is on life support with his grandmother and father.
People have been asking their friends and family to pray for Nicholas, who is also known as “Nicky”.
His aunt, Bile Miloseska, posted a message online asking for the community’s support. Simon, Nicholas’ father, thanked the people who have supported his family.
In his statement, Simon asked the people to pray for his son, saying that he was in a critical condition and was on a life support machine.
He noted that his son was in an induced coma to allow his breathing to be restored.
Nicholas’ mother, Vanessa, 36, was also killed in the crash.
He was accompanied by his grandmother, Diane, and British nationals, Ron and Diane Hughes. Ashley Jenkinson, 40, was the pilot of the helicopter.