The mother of a three-year-old boy who drowned in the pool of their family home in Western Australia has warned parents to be vigilant about easily opened doors.
Orion Shilling was pulled unconscious from the family’s pool in Greenfields near Mandurah last week and was unable to be revived.
His mother described him as “an active little boy who was very close with this sister”.
He “loved talking and being in front of the camera”.
It’s believed Orion escaped through a side door on the property and scaled a locked fence.
His parents reported him missing to police but after an hour-long search he was discovered in the pool.
Orion’s mother Krychelle True told Nine News that she “checked everywhere before calling police” and that she had her back turned for mere seconds.
“Make sure you have dead bolts on sliding doors, way up high so kids can’t reach,” Ms True said.
Orion’s death was the first in a string of horror water-related incidents involving young children in Western Australia.
On Saturday a five-year-old girl was pulled unconscious from the water at Adventure World in Perth. CPR was performed and paramedics were able to stabilise the child.
The same day a four-year-old girl was revived by the poolside at Crown Towers in a similar incident.