The devastated parents of a seven-year-old boy who drowned in a neighbour’s backyard pool took turns to desperately revive him.
Ajok Garang, was found unresponsive in a neighbour’s pool after jumping the fence at a Goodfield Rd property in Para Hills West, Adelaide, early on Tuesday evening.
Ajok’s mother, Amuor Aliers, was inside cleaning and looking after her newborn when she heard her children call her from their backyard.
A seven-year-old has died in a backyard pool drowning in Adelaide’s northern suburbs on Tuesday
‘I could hear the boys playing but then I heard a neighbour say ‘your boy’s in the pool’, Ms Aliers told Adelaide Now.
By the time she was able to gain access to her neighbour’s property to help Ajok, 20 minutes had passed.
The grief-stricken parents performed CPR on their son to try and revive him, while neighbours called for help.
Despite efforts from paramedics to try and save the boy, he tragically died at the scene.
‘I wish I had died before my son, I don’t want to bury my son before myself,’ Ms Aliers said.
Ajok was reportedly in the water for 20minutes before the alarm was raised.
Ms Aliers described the seven-year-old as a ‘lovely kind-hearted boy’.
‘He was a very good boy, everyday after I finished work we would spend time together.’