Infant pulled from pool
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.”