Toddler fights for life after near drowning

Emergency services were called to the Nelly Bay Home on Magnetic Island about 6.30pm on Tuesday following reports a three-year-old had trouble breathing.

The boy was swimming in the swimming pool at the home when Queensland Ambulance was called to the scene.

Night Ambulance
A toddler is fighting for life after a near-drowning.

Paramedics treated the boy at the home before taking him to Townsville University Hospital in a critical condition.

The boy remains in hospital where he is fighting for his life.

Queensland Police has been contacted for comment.