AN 11-year-old boy has been tragically killed after a creek bed collapsed near Molong this afternoon.
Emergency services were called to a property on the Mitchell Highway about 35 kilometres north east of Orange about 2pm on Saturday.
Police have been told three boys were fishing on a creek bed when it collapsed.
An 11-year-old boy was treated for critical injuries but died at the scene. The other two boys were not physically injured.
Officers from Central West Police District will investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident and prepare a report for the coroner.