Twin babies from Kellyville were found floating in their family's swimming pool and now one of them has died from the injuries she sustained from being in the water for too long. The other twin was reportedly still in critical condition.
The baby who died is said to be a girl. She and her brother were pulled from a backyard pool in their home in northwest Sydney last week. They were identified as Robbi and Charli Manago. They were found unconscious in the pool in their own home at around 7 p.m. on Dec. 20.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported that some of the neighbors tried to perform CPR on the siblings until police officials and emergency responders came to the rescue. Two rescue helicopters were also deployed and landed at a nearby park.
They were on standby as the children are set to be flown to a hospital. The children were then taken to The Children's Hospital to Westmead via separate ambulances with police escorts. Their parents, Fleur and Robert, were with the two babies during the transportation.
A hospital spokeswoman said that one of the twins has already passed away but they did not provide further details. The other twin, on the other hand, remained in critical condition and continuously undergoing treatment but it was not stated what treatment he is receiving and what for.
Officials from the Hawkesbury Local Area Command are still investigating how the children got into the pool but Yahoo News reported that as per checking, the swimming pool fence was adequate. However, authorities continued to remind parents to be vigilant.
Australian Medical Association NSW President Professor Brad Fankum says that children are naturally curious and are drawn to water. Rouse Hill Catholic church is set to have a special prayer service for the twins.
The Managos have four other older children. Meanwhile, the family is yet to release a statement about the matter.
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