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Two children are in a critical condition after a near drowning in Sydney’s west 

Two toddlers are in a critical condition after nearly drowning in a backyard pool in Sydney’s west

  • An 18-month-old girl and 23-month-old boy nearly drowned in a backyard pool
  • The pair were found unresponsive in the pool and paramedics were called
  • Paramedics treated them at the scene before rushing them to separate hospitals 

Two toddlers are in a critical condition after nearly drowning in a backyard swimming pool in Sydney’s south west this afternoon.

An 18-month-old girl and a 23-month-old boy were found unresponsive by paramedics, who were called to a home on Lakewood Crescent in Casula just before 2:45pm on Saturday.  

A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said the children were treated at the scene before being transferred to Liverpool and Westmead Hospitals.

Both children are still in a critical condition as of 4:40pm on Saturday. 

An 18-month-old girl and a 23-month-old boy were found unresponsive by paramedics, who were called to a home on Lakewood Crescent (pictured) in Casula just before 2:45pm on Saturday

It is unclear how the two young children came to access the pool and how long they were in it before they were found unresponsive. 

A NSW Police spokesman said they are investigating the incident. 

‘Officers from Liverpool City Police Area Command have established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident,’ he said.  

A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said the children were treated at the scene before being transferred to Liverpool and Westmead Hospitals

A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said the children were treated at the scene before being transferred to Liverpool and Westmead Hospitals

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