[Updated with condition change] A 2-year-old little girl is in critical condition after nearly drowning at Shelly Bay beach on Saturday afternoon [Aug 17].
Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “Police and first responders attended a report of a near drowning that took place around 4:12pm on Saturday in the waters around Shelly Bay.
“It appears that a 2 year old girl was in the water supervised when her guardian took their eyes off of her for just a few seconds. It was then noticed that the little girl was in the water in a non-responsive state. She was rushed to the hospital where she presently is listed in critical condition.
“Police are appealing for anyone who was at the scene who may have witnessed the events surrounding this unfortunate incident to contact police on 2950011.”
Update Aug 18, 7.15pm: The little girl’s condition is no longer critical; as of 7.15pm on Sunday evening she is now listed in stable condition. A police spokesperson said she is “steadily improving.”
Update Aug 19, 2.22pm: The 2-year-old remains listed in stable condition.
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