Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Drowning at New Norfolk

TASMANIA POLICE
MEDIA RELEASE

DROWNING OF AN INFANT AT NEW NORFOLK

About 5.20pm yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, February 25), members of Tasmania Police and Tasmanian Ambulance Service personnel were called to an address in Dixon St, New Norfolk for a 17-month-old infant male who had fallen into a backyard inflatable swimming pool.

The infant was found by family members and had no signs of life. Attempts were made to revive the child at the scene, however these failed and he was pronounced dead at the Royal Hobart Hospital.

Police remind parents who have small inflatable pools to be extremely vigilant in their use and to isolate those pools when young children are not being directly supervised.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.


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