Statement on near-drowning, Browns Plains
Published: 16 December 2015
Queensland Ambulance Service has confirmed that an incidence of near-drowning, of a child aged approximately three, occurred at a private residence around 11.30am this morning.
Paramedics attended the scene and, upon arrival, found that the child had been revived by CPR, performed at the scene by a parent.
The child was taken by private vehicle to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
Logan City Council Animals and City Standards Committee Chairperson, Councillor Graham Able, said the incident served as a timely reminder for parents and guardians to be aware of the need to watch children around pools.
“Pool perimeters need to be secured in accordance with the standard specified in the Queensland Development Code for swimming pool barriers, but parental supervision is a must in all circumstances when children have access to a pool,” he said.
Council has no information at this stage as to how the infant entered the pool area.
The State Government’s Pool Safety Register, which is publicly accessible information, displays a current Pool Safety Certificate for the premises issued on 30 March 2015 by a State Government-licensed Pool Safety Inspector.
The Pool Safety Certificate is valid until 29 March 2016.
Council has not received an official immersion incident report at this time. When received, Council will investigate the compliance of the Pool Safety Barrier – as required by the State Government.
No further information can be provided for privacy reasons.