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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.

 


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