Two young brothers, aged 2 and 16 months pulled unconscious from a backyard pool in Brisbane’s north earlier this month, died in hospital.
The toddlers were found at a home in Morayfield. They were in a critical condition in the Queensland Children’s Hospital paediatric intensive care unit, but passed away.
In a statement, the boys’ parents said they were thankful for the support of hospital staff during the ordeal.
“It is with great sadness that we advise that our boys are no longer with us,” the statement said.
“Our family is incredibly grateful for the support and care provided by staff of the Queensland Children’s Hospital.
“We ask the media to please respect our family’s privacy at this sad time.”
Authorities are working to determine how both the boys ended up in the pool.
Footage showed the backyard pool was completely surrounded by a high metal fence.