Toddler drowns in backyard pool in Port Stephens

A toddler has drowned in a backyard pool in Port Stephens on Sunday evening 16th December 2018 as reported by Rachel Clun of The Sydney Morning Herald.

The 19-month-old boy was in the backyard of a home on Marsh Road in Bobs Farm with his father when he managed to slip unnoticed into the pool.

The family called emergency services about 6.40pm after they found the boy unconscious in the water, and they performed CPR until paramedics arrived, a police spokeswoman said.

Paramedics then took over, but the boy could not be revived.

Officers from Port Stephens Police District established a crime scene and began investigating the circumstances around the death, but police say initial investigations suggest there were no suspicious circumstances involved.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.