At a home in a new housing estate in Sydney’s south-west, a six-month-old baby boy drowned.
At around 4.40 p.m. on Thursday, emergency services were dispatched to a home on Seaborn Avenue in Oran Park after reports of a ‘concern for welfare.’
When paramedics arrived, they discovered the baby in cardiac arrest and gave him CPR before rushing him to Campbelltown Hospital in a critical condition.
Regrettably, he was unable to be resurrected.
The cause and location of the child’s drowning are unknown.
The mother of the child was apprehended on the spot and transported to Camden Police Station, where she is currently helping with investigations.
The homicide squad was ‘alerted’ to the incident, according to NSW police, which is standard procedure for any ‘unexplained deaths.’
According to The Daily Telegraph, one neighbour on Seaborn Avenue stood outside the house and comforted the child’s grandparents as the scene unfolded.
‘(The family) had just moved in a week before, and they seemed lovely, with two small children… ‘They were such a cute bunch, and the grandparents were so cool,’ a neighbour told the publication, requesting anonymity.
The next-door neighbour, who had just recently moved to the suburb, explained that he had chosen the street for his own family home.
‘I just feel for the family because the kids from the home are so young,’ he said.
A crime scene has been set up by the cops.
The suburb has grown steadily in the last decade as housing projects have been built on the old circuit’s grounds.
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