In­fant pulled from pool

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AN 18-MONTH-old boy has been air­lifted out of Roma in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion af­ter be­ing pulled un­re­spon­sive from a back­yard pool on Wed­nes­day.

The tod­dler was found in the pool at a Roma prop­erty at 6.30pm, with an off-duty para­medic the first per­son on the scene.

Queens­land Am­bu­lance paramedics ar­rived soon af­ter and con­tin­ued the first aid and re­sus­ci­ta­tion be­fore rush­ing him to Roma Hospi­tal.

AN 18-MONTH-OLD boy was air­lifted to Queens­land Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion on Wed­nes­day af­ter he was pulled un­re­spon­sive from a back­yard pool in Roma.

The tod­dler was found in the pool at a prop­erty at 6.30pm on Wed­nes­day.

An off-duty para­medic was first on scene, pulling the tod­dler out of the wa­ter and per­form­ing first aid to re­sus­ci­tate him.

Queens­land Am­bu­lance Ser­vice paramedics at­tended and rushed the boy to Roma Hospi­tal in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

He was then air­lifted to Queens­land Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal later on Wed­nes­day, where he re­mained in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion at time of pub­li­ca­tion.

The in­ci­dent comes af­ter an 18-month-old girl was struck by a re­vers­ing car in a Roma drive­way on Sun­day.

Roma Pa­trol In­spec­tor Ray

Vine said he urged adults to re­main watch­ful of chil­dren.

“I urge peo­ple to al­ways be mind­ful of chil­dren,” he said.

“Chil­dren can get into places where they shouldn’t, and quickly.”

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