Earl Baillache
1 minute read
5 Jan 2017
4:53 pm

Boy, 2, critical after falling into pool

Earl Baillache

Paramedics found the child in a critical condition with shallow breathing after his father resuscitated him.

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A two-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was found floating in an Athlone Park swimming pool, in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday.

“Reports from the scene indicate the father found the two-year-old-boy floating in the water at about 11.20am,” said Netcare 911 media liaison officer Chris Botha.

“Paramedics found the child in a critical condition with shallow breathing after his father had resuscitated him.”

Paramedics treated the child and ventilated him en route to a nearby hospital where a medical team was standing by to continue medical treatment.

“This was the fourth two-year-old to fall into a swimming pool this holiday season,” said Botha.

“Children disappear very quickly from your sight and, for this reason, we advise people to cover the swimming pool with an SABS-approved net, or to fence in the pool to prevent such a tragedy.”

– Caxton News Service

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