A young boy was hospitalised after being pulled from a pool at Mudjimba.
A young boy was hospitalised after being pulled from a pool at Mudjimba. File

Young boy slips below water while family just metres away

A YOUNG boy has been pulled from a Coast pool and resuscitated after slipping under while family members were just metres away.

Pacific Paradise Resort manager John Volpe said the traumatic incident the resort pool on Friday was a timely reminder of the importance of close supervision of swimming children.

Mr Volpe said he had reviewed security camera footage from the pool area since the incident.

"This little kid has one of those little kickboards and you could see it skipped away from his hand and he was in the deep end," Mr Volpe said.

He said the boy's relatives were sitting only about 3m away.

"He (the boy) must have been under water at least a minute or two," Mr Volpe said.

"That is very frightening."

He said someone dove in, retrieved the boy and started CPR on him at the pool's edge.

Paramedics were called to the Mudjimba scene about 3.15pm.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the boy was conscious and breathing by the time crews arrived.

Mr Volpe said he arrived poolside shortly after.

"He was awake but he was pretty shaken up," he said of the boy.

The ambulance spokesman said an eight-year-old boy had been taken to Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Mr Volpe said the boy and his family were visitors to the resort. He said the incident had come after he sent out a letter about a week ago reminding residents of the importance of supervising children in the pool.

"We remind them all the time. We have got signs everywhere."

He said the incident was the first of its type in the resort's 15-year history.

"All I want is safety," Mr Volpe said.

"Our concern is to make sure the kids are safe."



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