Parents urged to supervise children around water after two near drownings and a death

Monday, November 22nd, 2021 9:04am

By Monique Welhan

Crown Towers pool. PIC: Crown Towers/Facebook

Parents are being urged to supervise their children around water following two near drownings and a death in the space of just three days in WA.

A four-year-old girl was dragged out of the pool by a lifeguard at Crown Towers on Saturday afternoon.

She had to be resuscitated before being taken to Perth Children's Hospital where she remains in a stable condition.

A few hours earlier, a five-year-old girl was found unconscious in the main pool at Adventure World in Bibra Lake.

Adventure World pool. PIC: Adventure World/Facebook 

She also had to be resuscitated and was taken to hospital.

The young girl has since been discharged.

The near drownings come just two days after a three-year-old boy died in his backyard swimming pool on Kookaburra Drive in Greenfields.

His parents initially reported him missing sparking a large scale search in the area.

The toddler's body was found in the pool a short time later.

WA Police Minister Paul Papalia said the incidents are a timely reminder for parents to supervise their young children around water.

“We’ve seen some horrible tragedies in the lead up to summer. I just urge everyone take care with your little ones around water,” Mr Papalia said.


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