In a heart-wrenching incident, 22-month-old Dáithí O’Grady was discovered face down in a paddling pool, leading to his tragic death from lack of oxygen, an inquest has heard. The toddler’s life was cut short following the accident in his family’s backyard in Tulsk, Co. Roscommon.
- 22-month-old Dáithí O’Grady died after a paddling pool accident.
- The incident occurred at his home in Tulsk, Co. Roscommon.
- An inquest heard he suffered fatal injuries due to oxygen deprivation.
- Dáithí passed away three days after the tragic event.
Dáithí O’Grady paddling pool death: tragic loss
The local community in Tulsk has been left devastated by the loss of young Dáithí O’Grady. The 22-month-old was found unresponsive in a shallow paddling pool at his home. Despite immediate medical attention and efforts to save him, Dáithí succumbed to his injuries at Children’s Health Ireland in Dublin.
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Investigation Reveals Cause of Death
During the inquest into Dáithí O’Grady’s death, it was disclosed that the toddler had been found face down in just three inches of water. The lack of oxygen ultimately led to his tragic passing, a stark reminder of the dangers that can be present even in the most benign settings.
|Date of Incident
|Date of Death
|Cause of Death
|June 7, 2021
|June 10, 2021
|Tulsk, Co. Roscommon
|Lack of Oxygen
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The untimely death of 22-month-old Dáithí O’Grady from Tulsk, Co. Roscommon, serves as a somber reminder of the fragility of life. The inquest’s findings that he died from a lack of oxygen after being found in a paddling pool has brought immense sorrow to the community and highlights the need for constant vigilance when it comes to child safety around water.