A 21-month-old boy who was pulled from a backyard swimming pool unconscious at Wardell near Ballina on Friday afternoon, has died in hospital.
NSW Ambulance Service paramedics were called to a property in Pimlico Road just after 12.30pm on Friday where the toddler had been pulled out of the pool.
He was taken to Lismore Base Hospital in a critical condition.
The Westpac Rescue Lifesaver Helicopter later transported the toddler to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane where he died on Saturday night, police said.
A report by police is being prepared for the Coroner.