Parents reminded to be vigilant after 3 near drownings on the Gold Coast

PARENTS are once again being reminded to keep an eye on children when swimming after three near-drowning incidents across the Gold Coast on Sunday.

A 10-year-old boy remains in a serious condition in hospital after being pulled from a pool at the Cedar Lake Country Resort and Equestrian Centre in Advancetown yesterday morning.

Authorities say the young boy had been without oxygen for a critical amount of time and he was rushed to Gold Coast University Hospital but has since been moved to Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.


Later on Sunday, a 7-year-old boy reportedly almost drowned at Nerang after he fell into a swimming pool at a private residence.

A 2-year-old boy also had to be treated by lifesavers at Currumbin Beach after he nearly drowned in the afternoon.

The two boys were also rushed to the University Hospital for treatment.