Toddler In Coma After Being Found Face Down In Pool
A two-year-old girl is in a critical condition and under an induced coma in hospital after she was found face down in a pool at a house in Sydney's north-west.
NSW Ambulance and the Careflight Rapid Response Helicopter both responded to the incident just before 11am on Tuesday, where they found the toddler in a critical condition.
It's believed the young girl had been face down in the pool for several minutes before she was pulled out of the water by her mother, Careflight said.
Bystanders at the scene of the property in Seven Hills administered CPR to the toddler before paramedics from NSW Ambulance arrived to provide assistance.
The girl was later rushed to The Children's Hospital at Westmead in a critical condition after Careflight special doctors intubated the young girl.
She was placed in a medically induced coma to stabilise her and remains critical in hospital.
According to the latest Royal Life Saving Australia's National Drowning Report, there were 584 non-fatal drowning incidents across the country in 2018/19.
Long-term trends in non-fatal drowning suggest more than a third occur in swimming pools.
In the period between July 1, 2018, until June 30, 2019, there were 276 people in Australia who died from drowning.
Royal Life Saving Australia says 31 of those deaths occurred in swimming pools.
Contact the author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Featured Image: Careflight