Child rushed to hospital after near-drowning in backyard pool

A CHILD has been rushed to hospital after almost drowning in a backyard pool on the Gold Coast.

Multiple ambulance crews, including critical care paramedics, were dispatched to a private residence in Burleigh Waters following reports of a near-drowning about 1.20pm.

Paramedics treated a primary school aged boy at the scene before transporting him to hospital.


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A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said the boy was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

He was transported in a stable condition.

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