Dharmvir and Gurjinder Singh from Victoria drown rescuing toddler in Gold Coast swimming pool

A woman, known to the two men, was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in an emotional but stable condition.

A 38-year-old father, Dharmvir Singh. and 65-year-old grandfather, Gurjinder Singh, from Clyde North in Victoria have died trying to save a two-year-old toddler who fell into a Gold Coast, Queensland, pool on Sunday.

It is reported that the toddler was playing beside the swimming pool at the apartment complex on Orchid Avenue.

The toddler slipped and fell into the deep end at about 7 pm on Sunday.

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The child’s father and grandfather leapt into the pool to try to save the toddler. However, both drowned themselves in the attempt to save the toddler.

The Queensland Ambulance Service’s Mitchell Ware told the media that the bystanders were able to pull the people from the pool.

Image: The Top of the Mark hotel pool where two men drowned on Easter Sunday (Source: Booking.com – 9News)

The bystanders performed CPR until paramedics arrived, however, the grandfather and father died at the scene due to cardiac arrest.

Mr Ware said:

“It’s an extremely emotional scene. Anyone could understand that not just to lose one family member but to lose two family members. These incidents can have long-lasting effects for not just the family members involved, but also the people that were at the scene as well, and also the first responders.”

A woman, known to the two men, was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in an emotional but stable condition.

Image: Gold Coast University Hospital (Source: Website)

The two-year-old was rescued and did not need to go to hospital.

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Queensland authorities have advised people who are not strong swimmers to exercise caution around any body of water.

A report will be prepared for the coroner. 

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