Child fighting for life after near drowning

A FOUR-year-old boy is fighting for his life tonight after almost drowning in a backyard swimming pool on the Gold Coast.

Emergency crews were called to the Tallebudgera Valley home just before midday on Sunday when the young child was located floating face down in the family pool.

A family friend pulled the child from the water and administered CPR before paramedics arrived and secured a pulse.


It is understood the young child was visiting with family from Brisbane.

He was transported to a Brisbane hospital in a serious condition.