Child found unconscious in casino pool is saved by off-duty nurses – as cluster of similar cases highlight drowning danger in public places
- Two young girls nearly drowned in separate incidents in Perth pools on Saturday
- A girl, aged about four, was saved by off-duty nurses at Crown Towers at 3.30pm
- A girl, five, is critical after being pulled from an Adventure World pool after 12pm
- Incidents come after toddler nearly drowned Friday at Crown Resort Melbourne
Three children have nearly drowned in separate incidents within the past 72 hours, highlighting the danger of kids playing in the water even at public places.
Two of the kids – including one little girl who was saved by off-duty nurses – were found unconscious at casino pools, while the third was pulled from the water at a theme park.
The latest event unfolded at Perth’s Crown Towers, in Burswood, at 3.30pm on Saturday when emergency services were called to reports of a near drowning.
Nurses pulled the child, believed to be four-years-old, from the pool and began performing CPR before paramedics arrived PerthNow reported.
A little girl was pulled unconscious from a pool by off-duty nurses at Perth’s Crown Towers (pictured) on Saturday
She was rushed to Perth’s Children Hospital (pictured) where she is recovering in a stable condition
She was rushed to Perth’s Children Hospital in a stable condition, where she is currently recovering from her ordeal.
The frightening incident came just hours after paramedics were called to nearby Adventure World, in the Perth suburb of Bibra Lake, at 12.15pm after a five-year-old girl was found unconscious in the main pool.
Members of the public pulled the child from the water before the amusement park’s life guards began performing CPR.
She regained consciousness before paramedics arrived, and was then taken to Fiona Stanley Hospital in a critical condition.
Adventure World chief executive Andrew Sharry thanked the two park guests who played a ‘pivotal role’ in saving her life, according to The West Australian.
‘Early this afternoon an unsupervised five-year-old girl was retrieved from the main pool by the two closest guests,’ he said.
‘Our lifeguard checked vitals and commenced CPR immediately. Our First Response Team arrived and provided further support.
‘The girl responded within moments and was then stabilised until the ambulance arrived.’
A five-year-old girl was resuscitated at Adventure World in Briba Lake, Perth, on Saturday
She was later transported to Perth’s Children Hospital and is now in a stable condition.
The latter incident on Saturday was the second near-drowning at a casino in the past three days after a toddler was left fighting for life after being found in a pool at Melbourne’s Crown Hotel on Friday.
Emergency services were called to Whiteman Street in Southbank about 10pm and performed medical assistance at the scene.
The toddler was taken to Royal Children’s Hospital where the child remains in a critical condition.
Crown Resorts confirmed the incidents happened at their hotels.
‘Crown is saddened to confirm that the tragic incidents happened on our premises in Melbourne and Perth,’ a Crown spokeswoman said.
‘Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, and out of respect for them, no further comment will be made.’
The spokeswoman said Crown is assisting with all investigations related to the incident.