& # 39; I felt sick & # 39 ;: mother is reliving the cold moment when her daughter, 7, almost drowned in a holiday park in a & # 39; freak accident & # 39; despite the fact that she knew how to swim
- A seven-year-old girl almost drowned in a swimming pool in Cairns
- Isobel Somerfield was rescued from the swimming pool by strangers on Monday evening
- Isobel's mother, Lynda, said the family will be & # 39; forever grateful & # 39; for those who helped
A mother talked about the moment her daughter Isobel (pictured recovering in the hospital) was pulled out of the bottom of a swimming pool after she nearly drowned
A mother talked about the moment her daughter was pulled from the bottom of a swimming pool by a stranger after she was nearly drowned in a holiday park.
Isobel Somerfield, seven, was on vacation with her family at BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut Resort, in Woree, when she ran into trouble on Monday evening.
The school student from Dalby, in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, was rescued from the near-drowning experience after a little girl named Tia sounded the alarm at about 6 p.m.
Regarding the ordeal, Isobel's mother Lynda said her daughter was being watched by her older siblings.
& # 39; We had checked in and I had to pick up our camper only 15 minutes later, & # 39; said Mrs. Somerfield.
& # 39; I received a call from my daughter-in-law saying that my daughter had pulled out of the pool, drowned, I felt sick. & # 39;
Mrs. Somerfield shouted at her stepson, who was driving, to get back to the pool as soon as possible.
& # 39; It seemed like forever, my anxiety levels were huge & # 39 ;, she said.
& # 39; I called back and was told she had a pulse … I went to the resort and just started running. & # 39;
Mrs. Somerfield arrived when Isobel was in the ambulance. She described her daughter as & # 39; awake but cold and listless & # 39 ;.
The schoolgirl was taken to Cairns hospital where she was followed and has since recovered.
Isobel Somerfield was on vacation with her family at BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut Resort, in Woree, where she almost drowned Monday
Mrs. Somerfield said that Isobel was saved after Tia & # 39; felt Isobel's hair on her leg and realized that she was not moving & # 39 ;.
Isobel & # 39; s sister Misty-Ann then pulled out of the pool and a stranger named Kristopher Ray performed CPR.
& # 39; Between being sick, furious, helpless and scared, I was grateful that the right people were there & # 39 ;, said Mrs. Somerfield.
& # 39; Tia, Misty-Ann and Kristopher have worked together with a resort manager to save Isobel and we will be grateful forever.
& # 39; It has been fully and quickly recovered and has explored Cairns and its surroundings. & # 39;
Mrs. Somerfield said Isobel & # 39; can't remember what happened & # 39; but remembers he slipped off the edge before turning black.
Isobel is seen enjoying her family vacation in Cairns after repairing the ordeal
& # 39; The images at the resort showed that she had two minutes of trouble but was 45 seconds down when she pulled her out, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Something that lasted less than three minutes could have changed our lives forever.
& # 39; Her brothers and sisters should not have been at the pool and have received a scary reminder of how important it is to listen to your parents. & # 39;
Ray, a father of two who also stayed at the resort, took his children swimming when he heard a man shout Cairns Post reported.
Mrs. Somerfield described Ray as a & # 39; hero & # 39; who performed CPR.
Isobel & # 39; s twin sister Harriet has cerebral palsy and needs attention 24 hours a day. The Somerfield children – Misty-Ann, Asher and Isobel – help care for Harriet.
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