Six-month-old baby boy drowns at a home in Sydney’s south-west before his MOTHER is arrested and devastated grandparents are seen inconsolable – as it is revealed the family only moved in last week
- Emergency services were called to an Oran Park home about 4pm on Thursday
- Paramedics arrived to find a six-month-old baby unconscious and unresponsive
- The little boy was given CPR and rushed to hospital but could not be revived
- The child’s mother was arrested at the scene and is helping police with inquiries
A six-month-old baby boy has died after drowning at a home in Sydney’s south-west.
Emergency services were called out to a home in Seaborn Avenue, Oran Park, at about 4.40pm on Thursday after reports were made about a ‘concern for welfare’.
Initial reports suggested the young boy suffered a ‘near-drowning’ incident but this was later changed when he became unresponsive and went into cardiac arrest.
Paramedics gave him CPR at the house before he was rushed to Campbelltown Hospital in a critical condition.
Sadly he could not be revived.
Emergency services were called about 4.40pm on Thursday to reports of a concern for welfare at a house in Seaborn Avenue, Oran Park (pictured)
A six-month-old baby boy was rushed to hospital but died at the scene. Pictured: a man and woman embracing at the scene
It is not yet known how or where the child drowned.
The baby’s mother was arrested at the scene and taken to Camden Police Station where she is currently assisting with inquiries.
NSW police told Daily Mail Australia that the homicide squad were ‘alerted’ to the incident, which is protocol for any ‘unexplained deaths’.
One neighbour on Seaborn Avenue watched the scene unfold and comforted the grandparents of the child outside the house, according to The Daily Telegraph.
‘(The family) had just moved in last week, they seemed so lovely, two small kids … they were such a cute family, the grandparents were so nice,’ the neighbour, who asked to remain anonymous, told the publication.
‘We spoke a few times, said hi, then (on Thursday) I came out and found police everywhere … I held (the grandparents), comforted them as they took the baby away.’
The neighbour, who had only just moved into the suburb, said he had chosen the street to set up his own family home.
‘The kids from the home are so young, I just feel for the family,’ he said.
Police have set up a crime scene.
Investigations into the incident continue.
A crime scene has been set up as investigations are underway into the circumstances surrounding the incident