A tragic accident occurred at around 4.15pm yesterday afternoon, (Sunday 18 December 2016), where a 14-month old girl has drowned in a swimming pool at Medowie.
The little girl was found by a relative in the backyard pool of the Medowie home.
Police are investigating the drowning death and officers from Port Stephens Local Area Command will prepare a brief for the Coroner.
The toddler was pulled from water unconscious.
Both family members, and also police, were trying desperately to revive the child, performing CPR before the arrival of NSW Ambulance paramedics.
The girl was taken to John Hunter Hospital but could not be revived.