Infant left in serious condition after near-drowning, Bellville.

ER24 Paramedics attended this accident scene.


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A 17-month-old boy was left in a serious condition this afternoon after a near-drowning incident at a residence in Bellville in the Western Cape.

It is understood that the infant had fallen into the pool and had been in the water for some time. The mother noticed the child and immediately rescued the child.


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Once out of the pool, the mother began to administer rescue breaths before rushing the child to a nearby doctors practice. Upon arrival at the doctors rooms, paramedics found the infant being treated by on-site staff.

Paramedics immediately took over the treatment and transported the patient to Tygerberg Provincial Hospital for urgent treatment.

The cause of this incident is not yet known.