Five-year-old girl a hero after saving toddler from Port Douglas resort pool in north Queensland

After saving a three year-old girl from drowning, a brave five-yearold girl was dragged to safety by her mother after she saw her unconscious in water.

  • Matthew Pearce expressed his pride in Matilda’s accomplishments
  • Five-year-old spotted a toddler lying face down in the water, and pulled her to safety
  • She Swimming in a resort pool at a vacation park in Cairns (North Queensland) 

A five-year old girl saved a toddler from drowning in a tropical north Queensland resort pool.

Matthew Pearce expressed his pride in Matilda, his daughter who went to the BIG4 Port Douglas Glengarry Holiday Park on Wednesday morning for a swim with her family and saw the drowning toddler as he went down the waterslide.

‘She A three-year-old girl was found unconscious in the pool. Mr Pearce dragged her to the edge where adults were able to revive her.

According to Mr Pearce, the resort’s management has reviewed the footage. If Matilda hadn’t helped, it could have been a very other story. 

Little Matilda, pictured, is being hailed a hero after she dragged the toddler who was face down into the water to safety.

Matthew Pearce Said He Was Extremely Proud Of His Daughter Who Been Getting Treated With 'Lots Of Ice-Cream' (Pictured: The Pearce Family)

Matthew Pearce expressed pride in his daughter, who was getting treated with ice cream (photo: The Pearce Family).

He said, “I’m so proud of my little girl for recognizing danger and moving to her safety.”

Prep student at Holy Cross School, Trinity Park, just started swimming training this summer. She does it twice a week and probably helped her recognize when someone needs assistance in the water.

Mr Pearce said that Matilda is humble and doesn’t understand why she’s a hero, but has been rewarded with ‘lots and lots of ice cream and bubble gum’.

Witnesses said that the three year old was still not moving when she was pulled from water.

The Waterslide At The Resort Pool Where Matilda Noticed The Toddler (The Length She Dragged The Child To Safety Is Marked)

Matilda saw the toddler at the resort pool’s waterslide (the distance Matilda dragged the child to safety was clearly marked).

“One of the men in her group patted her on the back, water started to pour out, and she regained consciousness,” she said. The Cairns Post.

“It might’ve taken a minute or so. It’s difficult to tell when these things are happening. It felt like a long time.

The girl was taken to the hospital for routine checks. She is now well.

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