Mullaloo drowning of toddler stirs traumatic memories for mother of Carramar drowning victim


A toddler drowned in Mullaloo on Tuesday. Picture: file image
A toddler drowned in Mullaloo on Tuesday. Picture: file image

THE mother of a toddler who drowned in Carramar in November has urged the public not to pass judgement on a Mullaloo household where a three-year-old boy drowned on Tuesday.

It is understood the boy and his family, believed to be from the UK, were visiting relatives at a Wentletrap Way home on Tuesday when he fell into the pool.

St John Ambulance officers were called to the property about 5.30pm, but the boy later died in Joondalup Health Campus.

The City of Joondalup plans to inspect the pool safety standards at the house and provide its findings to the coroner.

A police spokesman said officers were also preparing a report for the coroner.

The death follows that of two-year-old Lachlan at a home day care centre in Carramar in November.

Lachlan’s mother, who goes unnamed, began the Facebook page Lachlan’s Law to raise awareness around pool safety in the wake of her son’s death.

Posting on Wednesday, she offered condolences to the family of last week’s young drowning victim.

“Our thoughts are with this family tonight,” she wrote.

“If you could do anything for this family please be supportive and be kind.

“The investigation will reveal answers but it is not our business to pass judgement at a time when their lives have just fallen down around them.”

She went on to describe the harrowing feeling of loss following such an event.

“The confusion and the shock once you realise he’s not coming home,” she posted.

“The stark contrast of before and after… he was eating his breakfast and enjoying cuddles this morning and now you’re never going to see him again.

“It’s just surreal and horrible.”

The Lachlan’s Law Facebook page can be found here.