4-year-old saved by nurses after near drowning at Parakai Springs

A police car sits outside the Parakai Hot Pools near Helensville. Photo / Doug Sherring
A police car sits outside the Parakai Hot Pools near Helensville. Photo / Doug Sherring

The heroic efforts of two off-duty nurses help save the life of a young boy who lost consciousness at a popular swimming pool north-west of Auckland today.

The nurses, along with pool lifeguards at Parakai Springs, performed CPR on the 4-year-old boy after he was pulled from one of the centre's pools.

Parakai Springs manager Dion Tilson said the boy was conscious when emergency services arrived.

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He was taken to hospital for observation.

Tilson said it was not clear whether the boy had been supervised.

Water Safety regulations stipulate that children under 8 must be supervised by a parent or caregiver aged 16 or older.

Police were at the pools this afternoon and WorkSafe New Zealand has been notified.

In January a 7-year-old boy died a day after he was revived following an incident at the nearby Palm Springs Thermal Pool in Parakai.

He had been found unresponsive at the bottom of the pool at around 11.10am on January 15. Paramedics carried out CPR on the boy, and he was rushed to Starship children's hospital in a critical condition by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

However, he died in hospital the late the following day.

- NZ Herald

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