Child found unresponsive, floating face down in pool

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy has been rushed to hospital in a critical condition after he was found unresponsive, floating face down at a public swimming pool in Sydney’s west.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Station Street in Penrith about 3pm on Saturday after the child was pulled from the water unconscious.

CareFlight’s rapid response helicopter was also dispatched to the scene where its specialist doctor and critical care paramedic helped ambulances officers treat the boy.


The chopper landed on an oval at the Penrith Paceway, opposite the Nepean Village Shopping Mall.

A CareFlight spokesperson said the child needed to be intubated at the scene before he could be taken to hospital.

The four-year-old boy was rushed by road ambulance to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in a critical condition.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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