The pond where the toddler is believed to have been found.
The pond where the toddler is believed to have been found.

Child, 2, given CPR after falling into backyard pond

A TWO-year-old boy has been pulled from the water in Fairfield West, with emergency services now on the scene.

Emergency services were called to McGee Pl, Fairfield West at 10.20am. They said the two-year-old had been discovered in a pond earlier.

Paramedics commenced CPR on the little boy but his condition is unknown. They are now expected to airlift the child to Westmead Childrens' Hospital.

It is believed he fell into a water feature or pond in the home's yard.
 

Emergency services preparing to fly the two-year-old to hospital.
Emergency services preparing to fly the two-year-old to hospital. Channel 7

The incident follows a drowning in Macquarie Fields that saw a two-year-old girl die after being pulled lifeless from a backyard pool.

The girl was found just after 6pm at the house in Atchison Rd. Desperate paramedics performed CPR at the scene to try to revive her before taking her to Liverpool Hospital, where she was pronounced dead late last night.

A neighbour said: "We saw a person laying on the grass out the front and then all the police came and they were everywhere. It's shocking this has happened, it is so sad."

Another neighbour said there had been a party at the home on New Year's Eve.

Channel Nine is reporting the toddler's uncle noticed the pool gate was open and shortly after discovered the little girl unconscious in the pool.

Today, the uncle - who only wished to be known as Jason - said the entire family was devastated.

"She is everything to us and though she's gone now she will forever be in our hearts and minds," he said in an emotional tribute to the girl.

"We love you always."



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