Toddler hospitalised after drinking mysterious liquid at park

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A young boy was rushed to hospital yesterday after drinking an unknown liquid from a water bottle he found at a playground.

The two-year-old boy and his mum had been playing at a park near their home in Clearview, Adelaide, the child's dad told 7News.

The worried man said the boy "picked up the bottle and said drink".

Police at the Adelaide park where the boy found the bottle.
The two-year-old boy had been playing with his mum at a park near their home when he found the bottle. Source: 7 News

"He’s come back [to the house] and my missus says 'he’s not right, he's stumbling and that'," he told the publication.

The dad called police for help and paramedics arrived at the family's home around 11.40am "after reports the boy had drank the liquid and passed out," a South Australia Police spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia.

The toddler was taken to the Women's and Children's Hospital where he remains in a stable condition, police said.

The boy's dad said he went back to the park to collect the bottle of liquid for officers to test forensically.

Investigations continue and anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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