Seven-year-old boy dies after being found unconscious at Glenbrook’s Jellybean Pool

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A seven-year-old boy has died after being pulled unconscious from the bottom of a popular swimming hole.

Emergency services were called to Glenbrook’s Jellybean Pool in the Blue Mountains National Park about 2.20pm on Sunday after the child’s parents reported he had been missing for almost half an hour.

The boy was pulled from the water about 2.45pm by family members.

A seven-year-old boy (pictured) has died after being pulled unconscious from the bottom of a popular swimming hole

A seven-year-old boy (pictured) has died after being pulled unconscious from the bottom of a popular swimming hole

Photos taken at the scene showed emergency workers trying to save the boy by the side of the rock pool

Photos taken at the scene showed emergency workers trying to save the boy by the side of the rock pool

Emergency services were called to Glenbrook’s Jellybean Pool in the Blue Mountains National Park on Sunday after the child’s parents reported he had been missing for almost half an hour

Emergency services were called to Glenbrook’s Jellybean Pool in the Blue Mountains National Park on Sunday after the child’s parents reported he had been missing for almost half an hour

Photos taken at the scene showed emergency workers trying to save the boy by the side of the rock pool.

Police officers from Blue Mountains Police Area Command tried to resuscitate the boy before paramedics took over.

A rescue helicopter was deployed and medical team was winched down to the scene.

The child was taken by road to Nepean Hospital in Sydney’s far west in a critical condition and was later confirmed to have died.

NSW Ambulance duty operations manager inspector Peter Van Praag said paramedics did everything they could to save the boy.

‘As the weather starts to warm up it is a tragic and timely reminder to take care when near the water, because in the blink of an eye, everything can change,’ he said.

A rescue helicopter was deployed and medical team was winched down to the scene

A rescue helicopter was deployed and medical team was winched down to the scene

Police officers from Blue Mountains Police Area Command tried to resuscitate the boy before paramedics took over

Police officers from Blue Mountains Police Area Command tried to resuscitate the boy before paramedics took over

‘Nobody intends for these tragedies to happen, but that’s the thing about accidents – they happen in second – but the impact can remain for a lifetime.’

‘Anybody who has experienced the horror of a drowning or near-drowning knows it is extremely traumatic for everyone involved, none more so than their loved ones.’

Mr Van Praag said anything can change in the ‘blink of an eye’.

‘It is just so sad,’ he said.

‘These sorts of jobs have a significant impact on all the emergency services involved, but none more so than the family, and our hearts go out them.’

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner. 

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