Pools

Second rescue: The Singh family's pool. Photo: James Brickwood

A six-year-old girl had to be resuscitated and admitted to hospital after being pulled from the same family swimming pool that her sister, then aged 15 months, nearly drowned and suffered brain damage two years ago.

Her father Mr Singh, 36, who asked for his first name not to be used, said his wife gave CPR to their daughter, who can't swim, before a CareFlight helicopter, paramedics and police arrived at the home in Winston Hills on Friday.

The CareFlight doctor said family members told him they found the girl floating face down after she had been missing for two to three minutes.

Mr Singh said his wife and his brother-in-law were in the pool with his three daughters aged six, three and 15 months.

''I was in the office when my wife called me,'' Mr Singh said.

''She said she called to the child but she didn't respond so my wife went to look at her and said she didn't look all right. Basically she pulled her out and gave her CPR and called an ambulance.''

Mr Singh said hospital staff did not find any water in the girl's lungs and had said she might have had a mild seizure. He said she had not had a seizure previously.

''It was bad luck she was in the pool when the episode happened,'' he said.

However, the hospital is treating the incident as a result of immersion. The child was in a stable condition and was expected to be sent home on Saturday.

In the previous incident, the girl's sister went missing for 15 minutes before being found in the pool. The CareFlight helicopter attended and paramedics continued resuscitation, which her family had started.

Mr Singh said the child was in hospital for six weeks.

The child, now three, was last month featured in a newspaper article that reported how she was learning to walk again having sustained brain injury.

Her mother said: ''She still did not have a pulse when they flew her to hospital. After a month she couldn't sit or eat by herself and they expected her to be like that for the rest of her life, but I didn't accept that.''

Mr Singh said the first incident happened a few months after the family moved to the property.

''We were new to the swimming pool. It was unfortunate. We have no idea how she managed to get in [to the pool],'' he said. ''The second incident wasn't a drowning incident, the first one was.''

On a council recommendation the gate was changed to open outwards after the first incident, and a new lock was fitted.