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An inflatable kiddie pool similar to the one a Goonellabah man almost drowned in on Saturday (January 7). File photo
An inflatable kiddie pool similar to the one a Goonellabah man almost drowned in on Saturday (January 7). File photo

A Goonellabah man was saved by his quick thinking daughter on Saturday afternoon after falling asleep in an inflatable kiddie pool in his backyard and almost drowning in knee-deep water.

The 43-year-old was discovered just after lunch on Saturday (January 7).

Richmond Local Area Command inspector Brad Walpole told local media the man’s daughter thought he was ‘mucking around’, but when she pulled his head out, ‘he was blue.’

The man’s partner performed resuscitation under instruction from a 000 operator until emergency services arrived.

Police say he had drunk ‘a large amount of alcohol. ’

He was taken to Lismore Base Hospital.


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  1. So should not the point of the article be the dangers of alcohol, rather than the diversion of the article towards imagined dangers to adults, posed by a toddlers pool?

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