24 Jul 2017, Bellville, Cape Town: A 5-year-old girl is in a critical condition after a near-drowning incident at a residence on Linken Road in Bellville, Western Cape.
ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at approximately 17h23.
Upon arrival, paramedics found the parents performing CPR on the young girl. Paramedics immediately took over CPR and provided the girl with advanced life support interventions.
After 20 minutes, the girls vital signs returned. Paramedics loaded her into the awaiting ambulance and transported her to hospital.
While on route to hospital, the patients vital signs rapidly diminished. Paramedics once again had to perform CPR and advanced life support interventions. The patient was transported to a nearby hospital for urgent stabilisation.
Once the patient had been stabilised by paramedics and hospital staff, she was transported to Tygerberg Provincial Hospital for urgent treatment.
The details surrounding this incident are not yet known.