To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Father and grandfather drown after trying to save two-year-old daughter from hotel pool

Father and grandfather drown after trying to save two-year-old daughter from hotel pool

Paramedics were unable to save the pair

A family were faced with their worst nightmare this weekend after a father and grandfather tragically drowned at a hotel swimming pool.

The pair had been attempting to save the life of their two-year-old toddler, who had fallen into the water at a hotel in Australia.

Dharmvir Singh, 38, and his father Gurjinder, 65, leapt into the rooftop pool after the youngster at the Top of the Mark Apartments on the Gold Coast on Sunday (31 March).

The tot's mother had also jumped in after her, but after the fully-clothed father and grandfather began to struggle, they were pulled from the water by bystanders.

CPR was performed on Dharmvir and Gurjider by witnesses until the emergency services arrived on the scene.

It was then that the pair tragically went into cardiac arrest and were declared dead.

The unnamed little girl, who was rescued and unharmed, was rushed to the nearest hospital with her mother, where they've remained in a stable condition ever since.

"It’s an extremely emotional scene," Mitchell Ware, from Queensland Ambulance Service, told ABC News.

Paramedics were called to the scene.
ABC News (Australia)

"Obviously, anyone could understand that - not just to lose one family member but to lose two family members."

Mitchell went on to issue a warning to parents watching their children around water.

He said: "We know that children and even adults can drown within a couple of seconds if they find themselves in those sort of situations."

A witness also told ABC News: "It wasn't good … it was pretty horrendous."

Another resident to the complex claimed that, though she avoided seeing the drowning, the incident has terrified her.

"I couldn’t sleep last night, it was shocking," they said.

Mitchell went on to explain that it was unclear at that point whether floatation devices were available at the hotel pool at the time of the incident, adding that those who are not proficient swimmers can still drown in even shallow water.

Mitchell Ware, from Queensland Ambulance Service, called it an 'extremely emotional scene'.
ABC News (Australia)

"I will just reiterate just to the community to exercise due care especially if you're not a strong swimmer and especially if there's young children around that you are really careful," he continued.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

Featured Image Credit: 7News/Google Maps

Topics: Australia, News, Parenting, World News