Girl, 4, is saved from drowning by a young hero with a pool noodle at a busy swimming centre
- Bystander noticed young girl in trouble in the water
- He used to pool noodle to bring her closer to lifeguards
- Lifeguards revived her and she was taken to hospital
A young girl has had her life saved by a bystander after she was pulled unconscious from a pool in Sydney‘s west.
Paramedics rushed to the scene after the little girl was found in a pool at Merrylands Swimming Centre on Burnett Street at 3:35pm on Monday.
She was saved after bystanders noticed her in trouble in the water and used a pool noodle to bring her closer to the lifeguards.
The lifeguards pulled her from the water unconscious and administered four rounds of CPR
The girl, four, taken to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a stable condition after being revived
The lifeguards pulled her from the water unconscious and administered four rounds of CPR before she became responsive, according to NSW Ambulance Inspector Kevin McSweeney.
‘When paramedics arrived, thankfully the girl was conscious and breathing,’ he said.
‘We just want to recognise the young fellow in the pool who was able to get help for the little girl.’
Paramedics then took her to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a stable condition.
‘Water related incidents can often have a tragic outcome, but fortunately today had a happy ending,’ Mr McSweeney said.
‘We urge everyone to remain vigilant around water and to never take your eyes off your kids.’
Cumberland City Council which runs the pool has been contacted for comment.
Paramedics were called out to Merrylands Swimming Centre after a little girl was found unconscious in the pool