- A two-year-old girl has almost drowned after escaping from her backyard
- The toddler was found face down and lifeless in the river behind the home
- She is now in a serious but stable condition in Westmead Hospital
A two-year-old girl with a ‘fascination for the water’ is in a critical condition after being found face-down and unresponsive in a river on Friday.
The toddler was found floating on the edge of the riverbank in Hanna Park, North Richmond, at about 3pm, according to police.
She was taken to Westmead Children’s Hospital and police are investigating how she almost drowned.
The toddler was found floating on the edge of the riverbank in Hanna Park, North Richmond, at about 3pm, according to police
According to the Daily Telegraph the toddler escaped from her back yard unnoticed and took herself through the popular riverside park.
It took more than 15 minutes after the girl’s mother noticed her missing for her lifeless body to be seen floating in the river nearby.
The man who found her scooped her from the water and tried to revive her until the paramedics arrived.
On Saturday her condition had improved from critical to serious but stable.
Police said the family is ‘distraught’ over the incident.
The house backs on to the park – where the little girl almost drowned