Boy fights for life after nearly drowning at school swimming lesson

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A young boy has been flown by helicopter to the Royal Children’s Hospital after being pulled from a pool during school swimming lessons.

The child, believed to be six years old, is in a serious but stable condition after he was dragged from the water in Victoria’s east.

Paramedics were called to the Swifts Creek School pool on the Great Alpine Road about 1pm.

The child was with his classmates having swimming lessons during the first week of the school year when the incident happened.

It is understood the class was from a nearby primary school, which uses the pool at Swifts Creek School.

Teachers, parents and bush nurses treated the boy before paramedics arrived.

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