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Girl, 3, drowns in public pool

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A three-year-old girl has died after drowning in a public pool at Bethania, south of Brisbane, while at a family gathering.

The girl was pulled from the water after she was found floating face down and unconscious about 2:10pm on Sunday.

Lifeguards performed CPR at the scene until paramedics arrived.

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She could not be revived and died in hospital.

Logan Mayor Pam Parker said council would do what it could to support the family and staff at the pool.

“The family’s obviously traumatised, the lifeguards and the staff at the pool we’ve arranged counselling [for] because they’ve been traumatised by this as well,” she said.

Queensland Ambulance Service paramedic Philip Campbell said parents needed to watch their children diligently.

“It is the only way to prevent these unfortunate incidents from happening … supervise your kids and make sure you know where they are at all times,” he said.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

Three other children were also taken to hospital on Sunday afternoon in separate incidents involving pools.

Twin four-year-old boys from Rochedale in Brisbane’s south were taken to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital after being pulled from a private pool, and a 10-year-old girl was unconscious when she was rescued from a pool on a Sunshine Coast property.

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