Some quick thinking by party goers in Newcastle has saved the life of a three year old boy.
Durham Regional Police say the child was found at the bottom of a swimming pool shortly before 7 pm on Tuesday night.
A number of people had been attending a party at the home when the alarm was raised, a party goer then jumped into the pool to rescue the child before CPR was administered pool side.
He was then removed to a local hospital before being transferred to Sick Kids in Toronto where he remains in a serious condition.
The incident has once again prompted police to urge parents and caregivers to remain vigilant when children are near water.