A seven-year-old boy was found unconscious at the bottom of a popular swimming spot but died soon after.
The youngster went missing while with his family at Glenbrook’s Jellybean Pool in the Blue Mountains National Park, Australia.
His worried parents called the emergency services about 2.20pm on Sunday.
Looking for him themselves, the family found the boy at the bottom of the pool and got him out of the water at 2.45pm.
Photos taken at the scene showed emergency workers trying to resuscitate the young lad.
A rescue helicopter arrived at the scene and the medical team were winched down to the scene.
He was then rushed by road to Nepean Hospital in Sydney’s far west.
His condition was critical and tragically he later died.
NSW Ambulance duty operations manager inspector Peter Van Praag said these types of accidents “happen in a second”.
He said: “As the weather starts to warm up it is a tragic and timely reminder to take care when near the water, because in the blink of an eye, everything can change.
“Nobody intends for these tragedies to happen, but that’s the thing about accidents – they happen in second – but the impact can remain for a lifetime.
“Anybody who has experienced the horror of a drowning or near-drowning knows it is extremely traumatic for everyone involved, none more so than their loved ones.”
Peter Van Praag went on to add that “it is just so sad.”
A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.