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Teenager fighting for his life after alleged coward punch at NSW Central Coast house party

A teenage boy who rushed to a house party where his girlfriend was feeling uncomfortable is now fighting for his life after a horror incident.

A teenage boy who rushed to a house party after a call from his girlfriend is now fighting for his life in an induced coma after an alleged coward punch.

The 16-year-old schoolboy from NSW’s Central Coast was told by his partner on Saturday night that she was feeling increasingly uncomfortable at a gathering of teenagers.

The popular teenager, who spends the majority of the time hanging out with his friends and girlfriend when he can, was “pretty upset” when he arrived at the party, according to his second cousin.

The cousin told news.com.au the 16-year-old was giving some of the boys at the party a “piece of his mind”, before he and his partner began to walk away.

As they were walking away, the cousin said one of the boys pulled the 16-year-old back. As he turned around, he was allegedly punched.

“His head hit the concrete and there was blood everywhere,” the cousin said.

He said the alleged attacker then returned inside the home. Horrified neighbours and partygoers called emergency services who were quickly on the scene.

The teenager was flown to Westmead Hospital, where he has had two operations and remains in a critical condition. He was heavily sedated and placed into an induced coma.

“When he got to hospital they saw that the left side of his head, which was hit, was bleeding, they did a seven-hour operation on that side,” the cousin said.

“When they checked his pupil on the right side, it wasn’t looking right so they had to operate on that side as well.”

Now, he said doctors have done everything they can do and the fight is down to the teenager to stay alive.

He said the 16-year-old still wasn’t reacting to touches or voices, but the family is hoping that, by the weekend, he will wake up.

He said the family were exhausted and emotionally drained by the ordeal.

NSW Police said two men, both aged 18, were arrested nearby shortly after the alleged assault.

One has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm, and was bailed to appear before court on November 10. The second 18-year-old was released without charge.

The force, on Thursday, told news.com.au that investigations were ongoing into the incident and that the 16-year-old remains in a critical condition.

His second cousin, meanwhile, has set up a GoFundMe page and is hoping to raise an initial amount of $15,000 to help ease the financial stress for his family.


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