Queensland Toddler Found Hanging From Swing In Freak Accident, Fights For Life


A Queensland toddler is battling for life at Townsville hospital after she suffered from a playground accident that left her hanging from a swing in central Queensland on Thursday.

The incident occurred 60 kilometers away from the family’s residence towards the south of Mackay. According to what her mother said, the toddler was playing on a swing set when the accident occurred. Paramedics were called to the spot as soon as the girl was found in that condition. The RACQ-CQ Rescue spokesperson confirmed the statement put forth by the mother.

“The child was believed to be playing on a swing set as her mother tended to animals on the property,” the statement said. “When the mother returned to check on the child, she found her daughter hanging with the swing rope around her neck and not breathing.”

Media outlets reported that CPR was performed on the girl and she managed to get her pulse back. A rescue helicopter arrived after the treatment and took the three-year-old to Mackay Base Hospital first, after which she was transferred to Townsville Hospital.

ABC reported that the girl is now stable.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has indicated that toddlers have more possibilities of getting injured at home or at someone’s house.

Prior to the Queensland toddler, a three-year-old Victorian toddler died because of the fall of a bookcase on him in his family home’s premises. The incident took place on Monday. The family members reported that the boy was well away from the bookcase and he was not trying to climb it. The object was at the corner, hence they could not understand how it could have fallen on him.

A Victorian coroner will be assigned the task of investigating the complete matter as the incident was a suspicious one. He was remembered as a “perfect child” by his family members who were shocked by the sudden death of the kid.

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