Boy drowns in backyard pool

A 12-year-old boy has died after being dragged unconscious from a backyard pool in the Illawarra.

The boy was pulled out of the water about 1.15pm (AEDT) on Tuesday, police told AAP.

He was taken to Wollongong Hospital but he was unable to be revived.

The boy was found at the bottom of the swimming pool by his mother, the ABC reports.

 

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