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Condition of two-year-old in near drowning at Shelly Bay improves

The toddler who nearly drowned while enjoying a day out on the beach at the weekend is improving in hospital.

Police reported that the two-year-old was spotted in the water in a non-responsive state at Shelly Bay Beach on Saturday afternoon. A guardian was supervising the infant when the incident occurred shortly after 4pm.

Police said the toddler was rushed to hospital and was initially in a “critical condition”.

But yesterday afternoon a hospital spokeswoman said that, while the victim was still being monitored on the Intensive Care Unit, she had been taken off the critical list and was now in a stable condition.

Police are appealing for anyone who was at the scene who may have witnessed the events surrounding this unfortunate incident to contact police on 2950011.

Improving: A youngster involved in a near drowning incident at Shelly Bay on Saturday has been taken off the critical list at the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital.

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Published August 17, 2013 at 7:55 pm (Updated August 18, 2013 at 5:50 pm)

Condition of two-year-old in near drowning at Shelly Bay improves

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