3yo girl found hanging by the neck from a backyard swing in Qld

A THREE-year-old girl is fighting for her life in hospital this afternoon after she was found hanging by her neck from a rope swing on a property in north Queensland.

It’s understood the toddler’s mother made the horror discovery on the family’s property at Koumala, south of Mackay, on Thursday afternoon.

The woman found her daughter hanging, with the swing’s rope wrapped around her neck. She was not breathing.


It’s believed CPR was performed on the child and her pulse returned before emergency services arrived at the scene.

The girl was then airlifted to Mackay Base Hospital before being transferred to Townsville Hospital in a critical but stable condition.

According to the Daily Mercury newspaper, the girl was playing on the swing while her mother tended to animals on the property.