Drowning victim, 2, had been playing 'hide and seek'

UPDATE 11.30AM: A family grieving the loss of their toddler who drowned in Helidon Spa is being supported by the region shocked by the tragedy.

Hundreds of people have sent the family their condolences and support on social media as more details of the tragedy emerge.

The two-year-old boy had been playing hide and seek with his grandparents looking after him at the semi-rural property at Helidon Spa when he vanished about noon Friday.

A desperate search was sparked before the boy was found unconscious in a tank of water on the property.

He was pulled from the water and CPR started, but he was unable to be revived.

Police are not treating the toddler's death as suspicious.

Hannah's Foundation founding director Andrew Plint said the organisation, which raises drowning awareness and prevention, and family support services, had extended an offer of support to the family living every parents' worst nightmare.

He urged people to be mindful of comments on social media as the family grapples with the situation.

"Our thoughts are with the family and the emergency services involved," Mr Plint said.

"We certainly don't encourage speculation as to the circumstances and ask people to be mindful of posting comments on social media and other mediums.

"Comments have effects on not only this family but others."

Hundreds of people have shown their support with comments on social media for the family.


FRIDAY 5.10PM: A Lockyer Valley family is living a heart-breaking nightmare after a toddler was found face down in a tank at the back of a semi-rural property.

The two-year-old boy had gone missing from the Helidon Spa homestead, sparking a frantic search about noon.

Tragically he was found face-down unconscious in the body of water and emergency services were called to the private property.

Police and Queensland Ambulance paramedics performed CPR after he was pulled from the water.

Despite their best efforts, he was unable to be revived.

Gatton Child Protection Investigation Unit officers were late this afternoon at the property as investigations continued.

The drowning is being treated as an accident.

The toddler's death is the third drowning in 17 months after two young boys died in separate tragedies that shocked Queensland.

Caiden was two when he disappeared from a Hatton Vale home about 6pm on March 19 last year, sparking a frantic search.

He was found hours later in a dam, and died at the property.

Tyson was just 15-months-old when he was pulled from a pool at a Regency Downs home the next day on March 20.

Initially revived and airlifted to hospital, the youngster died in Lady Cilento Children's Hospital the next day.

The surnames of both children have been withheld at the request of family.

A report into the toddler's drowning will be prepared for the coroner.

Police at the scene of a drowning in Helidon Spa.
Police at the scene of a drowning in Helidon Spa. 7 News Toowoomba

2.15PM:  A boy, 2, has died after being found in a tank on a Lockyer Valley property.

Police remain on scene with investigations continuing into the tragedy.

The boy is believed to have been found face-down in the body of water about midday.

Emergency services including police and paramedics responded to urgent 000 calls and performed CPR, but the boy could not be revived.

1.15PM: Paramedics are attempting to revive a two-year-old boy who was found in a tank after going missing.

Emergency services were called to the private property at Helidon Spa about midday with reports a child was found in the body of water.

Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said paramedics were performing CPR on the child at the scene of the incident.

Police are also on scene.

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