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Tragedy strikes as boy, 3, drowns in backyard pool in Adelaide

Tragedy strikes as Adelaide boy, 3, found unresponsive in backyard pool

  • Ajok Garang, 7, drowned in a neighbour’s backyard pool on Tuesday evening
  • Emergency services were called to a home on Goodfield Rd in Para Hills West 
  • The seven-year-old is believed to have jumped the fence and entered the pool
  • A shocked neighbour returned home and discovered the boy unresponsive 

The devastated parents of a seven-year-old boy who drowned in a neighbour’s backyard pool took turns to desperately revive him.  

Ajok Garang, was found unresponsive in a neighbour’s pool after jumping the fence at a Goodfield Rd property in Para Hills West, Adelaide, early on Tuesday evening. 

The neighbour returned home with her partner at 6.30pm and made the shocking discovery before immediately dialling Triple-zero, according to Adelaide Now.

Emergency services were called in to try and save the boy, but despite their efforts he tragically died at the scene. 

South Australian Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident. 

A seven-year-old has died in a backyard pool drowning in Adelaide’s northern suburbs on Tuesday