Laurie Lawrence with daughter Emma Lawrence and granddaughter Harper Reid.
Laurie Lawrence with daughter Emma Lawrence and granddaughter Harper Reid. Liana Boss

Five near-drownings spark water safety reminder

AFTER five near-drownings within hours, Australia's water-safe guru Laurie Lawrence has urged parents to be vigilant. 

Mr Lawrence visited his swim school in Banora Point on Monday to remind parents how quickly disaster can strike in the swimming pool. 

Just days before the start of the National SwimSAFER week, Queensland Ambulance Paramedics attended five incidents where children under four fell into swimming pools on the Gold Coast on Saturday afternoon.

All five children were taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Despite all of them being supervised, paramedics say they're all lucky to be alive. 


How Queenslanders left their Govt for dead in COVID recovery

Premium Content How Queenslanders left their Govt for dead in COVID recovery

Qld took more out of super than state spent on COVID recovery

Too far gone: Opposition says Premier can no longer hide

Premium Content Too far gone: Opposition says Premier can no longer hide

Annastacia Palaszczuk can no longer hide from email scandal: LNP

NAMED: 21yo accused of stabbing attack on two men

Premium Content NAMED: 21yo accused of stabbing attack on two men

The man will remain in police custody after being charged with one pcount of...