Girl, 2, fighting for life after playing in park's fountain in heatwave as family share desperate plea | The Sun

Girl, 2, fighting for life after playing in park's fountain in heatwave as family share desperate plea | The Sun

July 15, 2022

A TODDLER is fighting for her life after playing in a park’s fountain during the scorching heatwave sweeping across Britain.

Mum Hannah Lear has told how little Grace, two, was left in a coma after a family day out in Griffithstown, Wales.

The family have now launched a desperate plea for cash to support them while Grace recovers in hospital.

Hannah had taken Grace and older brother Noah to a local park to play with a friend and her children when the tragedy happened.

She says the group were momentarily distracted when her husband Sam, 31, arrived and Grace slipped out of sight unnoticed.

They immediately began shouting and searching Fishpond Park before another park-goer found Grace in a fountain.

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Hannah said: "In the split few seconds our attention had been turned, Grace had disappeared.

"She hadn't even been missing a minute before we looked up to find her gone.

"Our group ran in every direction of the park, calling her name and asking anyone we passed but to no avail.

"I was just going back to the lawn we had been on and a gentleman shouted to call an ambulance."

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The mystery hero pulled her out of the water and three other passersby began CPR.

Hannah said: Within 10 minutes they just about managed to get her back.

“A minute or so after, the ambulances, police and the two helicopters arrived and every person began working hard on her and doing everything for her."

Grace was taken to University Hospital of Wales before being transferred for a heart and lung bypass in Leicester.

Hannah said: "I can't begin to tell you how terrified we've been and are as well as heart broken.

"Currently Grace is stable, but very very poorly.

"She's the sickest child on the ward which is why we've transferred to Leicester. She's on full life support and last night she had a heart and lung bypass.

"We are quite literally taking it hour by hour with her."

A fundraising page has been launched to help the family while they stay at Grace's bedside.

Organiser Emily Ostler, said: "I would really like to arrange some donations to make this extremely difficult situation a bit easier for the family.

"The cost of transport, food, expenses etc will all add up."

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Hannah thanked all the well-wishers for their support, saying: "So many people have had such a concern for her and have shown how great a community Griffithstown is during this awful time.

“The donations in a short space of time have been amazing and any donation however big or small is going to help Grace when she's a little better."

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