A toddler has died in hospital after being found unconscious in a backyard pool in Sydney on New Year's Day.
The two-year-old girl was pulled from the backyard pool at a home in Macquarie Fields, about 45 kilometres west of the city's CBD, about 6.10pm Sunday.
A 2yo girl has died after being pulled from a backyard pool in Macquarie Fields bringing the drowning toll for NSW over holiday period to 15 pic.twitter.com/yXFaEMvafO— 7 News Sydney (@7NewsSydney) January 1, 2017
NSW Ambulance paramedics rushed the little girl to nearby Liverpool Hospital where she later passed away, police said in a statement.
Local police are investigating the circumstances of the incident.
The tragic news is the latest in a string of drownings over the holiday period. According to the ABC, there have been 14 drownings in recent days, including five children.
Just over a week ago, two-year-old twins were found unconscious in a pool in Kellyville Ridge in Sydney's west while a toddler and a one-year-old have also drowned in backyard pools since Christmas.
Meanwhile, a toddler has reportedly been pulled from water at a home in Sydney's west on Monday.
Toddler hospitalised after being pulled from a backyard pond at Fairfield West, in Sydney's south-west. #TenNews— TEN News Sydney (@TenNewsSydney) January 2, 2017
Network Nine reports that the child, believed to be two years old, has been taken to Westmead Children's Hospital from the residence in Fairfield.
Nine reports that the toddler's condition is unknown.