News, Culture & Society

Witnesses save seven-year-old girl from drowning in Darwin

  • Bystanders have saved the life of a seven-year-old girl after a near-drowning
  • Patrons at Darwin’s Trailer Boat Club pulled her from the water around Saturday
  • They proceeded to perform CPR while they waited for emergency services 
  • The girl is expected to make a full recovery, with paramedics praising the actions

Bystanders at a Northern Territory club have saved the life of a young girl after she almost drowned.

The seven-year-old was found unconscious in the pool at Darwin’s Trailer Boat Club around 7.20pm Saturday, before witnesses pulled her from the water.

Springing into action, the group then proceeded to perform CPR on the girl before emergency services arrived.

Bystanders at Darwin’s Trailer Boat Club (pictured) have saved the life of a young girl after she almost drowned on Saturday

St John Ambulance Head Paramedic, Craig Garraway, praised the actions of the quick-thinking club patrons and said they had made a ‘huge impact’.

‘Bystanders started performing CPR on the seven-year-old with some advice from our emergency medical dispatchers,’ he told Nine News.

‘The people that made that triple zero call (and) people immediately taking steps to assist the young girl has obviously had a huge impact on where she is today.’

The seven-year-old was said to be able to breathe on her own when paramedics arrived and was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital. 

The seven-year-old was found unconscious in the pool around 7.20pm, before witnesses pulled her from the water

The seven-year-old was found unconscious in the pool around 7.20pm, before witnesses pulled her from the water

Springing into action, the group proceeded to perform CPR on the girl before emergency services arrived, actions praised by paramedics (stock image)

Springing into action, the group proceeded to perform CPR on the girl before emergency services arrived, actions praised by paramedics (stock image)

She is expected to make a full recovery after being downgraded from critical to stable condition.  

Mr Garraway said the incident was a stark reminder to parents and members of the community to become first aid certified.

It comes just a week after a two-year-old boy died after being found unresponsive in an Adelaide swimming pool. 

Between July 2016 and June 2017 291 people drowned across Australia, with 41 of those being children up to the age of 14, according to the National Drowning Report.

The seven-year-old was said to be able to breathe on her own when paramedics arrived and was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital where she is expected to make a full recovery

The seven-year-old was said to be able to breathe on her own when paramedics arrived and was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital where she is expected to make a full recovery



Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


Do you like it? Share with your friends!


Comments are closed.