Tragedy as boy, 7, found unconscious under water at swimming spot dies

A seven-year-old boy was found unconscious on the floor of a popular swimming spot, but died soon after.

The boy went missing when he was with his family in the Glenbrook Jellybean Pool in the Blue Mountains National Park in Australia.

His worried parents called the ambulance at around 2:20 p.m. on Sunday.

The family looked for him themselves, found the boy at the bottom of the pool, and got him out of the water at 2:45 p.m.

Photos taken on site showed rescue workers trying to revive the young boy.

A rescue helicopter arrived at the scene and the medical team was taken to the scene.

He was then taken on the road to Nepean Hospital in Sydney’s far west.

His condition was critical and tragically, he later died.

Peter Van Praag, inspector for NSW Ambulance Duty Operations Manager, said these types of accidents happen “in a second”.

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He said, “When the weather warms up, it is a tragic and timely reminder to be careful around the water because everything can change in the blink of an eye.

“Nobody intends these tragedies to happen, but that’s the thing about accidents – they happen in second place – but the effects can last a lifetime.

“Anyone who has experienced the horror of drowning or near-drowning knows that it is extremely traumatic for everyone involved, no more than for loved ones.”

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Peter Van Praag added that “it’s just so sad”.

A report is drawn up to inform the investigating judge.

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