A Rockingham mother who took her baby to a swimming lesson this week was left heartbroken after she found her son had drowned.
The toddler’s body was found in a creek on Saturday afternoon, days after he was found by the mother’s boyfriend at a house in the village of Rockingham, about 60 kilometres north-east of Alice Springs.
The woman, who did not want to be named, told news.com, “He’s my son, he’s not my daughter.
He was my best friend.
I was just crying and crying and I just wanted to stop everything.” “
I was so angry, I was so sad, I couldn’t believe it.
I was just crying and crying and I just wanted to stop everything.”
The girl’s father, who is in his 50s, said his son had a history of drowning.
“He had a good heart, he was a good person.
He had no problems,” he said.
“It was very sad and very sad for me, I didn’t think he was going to survive. “
“And the whole family, we’re so sorry that he did. “
“All the kids in the family have to deal with that, I guess.” “
Rockingham police said they were investigating the cause of death, but would not say whether it was a drowning. “
All the kids in the family have to deal with that, I guess.”
Rockingham police said they were investigating the cause of death, but would not say whether it was a drowning.
The girl and her father had travelled from Alice Springs to Rockingham on Saturday for a swim, and had planned to spend the night there.
Police said they received reports of a baby boy who had drowned in a nearby creek and were searching for a body.
Police had previously advised parents not to leave children alone in the creek unless they were in the water.
“There’s always a risk that they could be trapped, they could drown,” Inspector Jason Ritchie said.
A Rockhampton mother has posted a plea on Facebook for her son’s body to be found, calling for an investigation into the death of her child.
Ms Maris Jones, 30, said her son was “very young” and had recently started swimming lessons.
“My heart breaks for his family and for the whole community,” she said.
The post has since been shared more than 200 times.
Police have not commented on the girl’s death. “
If I was his mother, I would be so angry at him for what happened,” she wrote.
Police have not commented on the girl’s death.
The Rockhamptons River is the nation’s busiest waterway, and is home to some of Australia’s most famous tourist attractions, including the famous Blue Mountains and the famed Blue Lagoon.
The river flows in the town’s central business district and is popular with tourists.