Bystander stops a young girl from drowning in Sydney’s west

Bystander stops a young girl from drowning in Sydney’s west

A young girl was rescued unconscious from a pool in Sydney’s west by a bystander, saving her life.

Monday at 3.35 p.m., paramedics hurried to the scene where a child was discovered in a pool at the Merrylands Swimming Centre on Burnett Street.

She was rescued when bystanders saw her struggling in the water and used a pool noodle to move her closer to the lifeguards.

According to NSW Ambulance Inspector Kevin McSweeney, the lifeguards removed the unresponsive girl from the water and conducted four rounds of CPR before she became responsive.

‘When paramedics arrived, thankfully the girl was conscious and breathing,’ he said.

‘We just want to recognise the young fellow in the pool who was able to get help for the little girl.’

She was then transported to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead by paramedics in a stable condition.

‘Water related incidents can often have a tragic outcome, but fortunately today had a happy ending,’ Mr McSweeney said.

‘We urge everyone to remain vigilant around water and to never take your eyes off your kids.’

The pool’s administration, Cumberland City Council, has been contacted for comment.

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