Child critical after being pulled from Blue Mountains swimming hole

A child has been taken to Nepean Hospital after being found unconscious at the bottom of a swimming hole in the Blue Mountains this afternoon.

Parents of a seven-year-old boy called emergency services to Jellybean Pool in the Blue Mountains National Park at Glenbrook about 2.20pm (Sunday 15 November 2020), reporting the child had been missing for almost 30 minutes.

The child was pulled from the water about 2.45pm by family members and CPR was initiated by officers from Blue Mountains Police Area Command, the Dog Unit and Rescue Squad; it was then taken over by NSW Ambulance paramedics.

A rescue helicopter was deployed and winched a medical team to the scene.

The child is now being taken by road to Nepean Hospital in a critical condition.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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