Nine-month-old girl dies after being found in bathtub at St Marys

Police on the scene in St Marys. Photo: TNV
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A nine-month-old girl died in hospital this week after she was found in the bath at her North St Marys home unconscious.

Just after 10am on Friday, August 12, emergency services were called to a home on Birch Street, after the nine-month-old girl was found in the bath unconscious.

The infant was taken by ambulance paramedics to Nepean Hospital in a serious but stable condition and remained that way over the weekend before sadly passing away on Tuesday morning.

“The condition of the deceased deteriorated until a decision was made by her next of kin to discontinue mechanical ventilation,” a police spokesperson told the Weekender.

It was reported to police that she had been submerged in water for some time.

Her ventilation was discontinued at about 10.57am on Tuesday, August 16, after the infant succumbed to her injuries.

Police attached to St Marys Local Area Command say they will continue to make inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

A report has been prepared for the coroner.

The incident is a reminder to parents to be vigilant when their child is in or around water.

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