“Invisible”: the shocking image that worries parents around the world

A photo of an Australian child disappearing into the bright blue depths of a swimming pool has shocked parents around the world.

An image posted to CPR Kids Australia may first appear as a typical photo of an empty swimming pool.

But a second image posted in the comments draws attention to a slightly dark patch of water that is the only indication that a child is underwater.

CPR Kids, which is run by a group of registered nurses, admitted that the image of the almost invisible child is “hard to believe” – ​​it shows how dangerous it can be to choose the wrong swimsuit from color.

The organization assured that the image was not altered in any way and that the relative who originally took the photo shared it due to the incredible sensation of the incident.

“One of the CPR child care workers was at a pool party…she asked one of the children who was wearing a pale blue bathing suit to swim to the bottom. The results shocked her “, said the team in the post.

A commenter also recalled the same phenomenon happened to their child when they went swimming in a trailer park pool.

But while watching your child seemingly disappear before your eyes can be shocking, CPR Kids said the terrifying risk is the inability to identify whether your child might drown.

In Australia, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death in children under five.

And CPR Kids said a big part of fighting the “silent” killer is making sure your child is identifiable by wearing brightly colored swimsuits.

“Avoid blue, dark or dull colors for children’s swimwear,” advises a warning to parents.

“Go for bright and colorful (swimwear) so they’re easier to see.”

But what made the child even harder to see was the fact that after a few hours of pool fun, the pool water was no longer crystal clear.

“The (educator)… noticed how cloudy the water had become after being used all day,” they said.

“The cloudiness was probably due to sunscreen in the water.”

However, shocked parents in the comments section lamented how hard it was to find brightly colored swimwear for boys.

“It would be great if you could tell the swimwear manufacturers! one person wrote.

“Once the kids are 7 years old, everything is blue/black/white.”

Another commenter noted that even children’s life jackets in water ski shops are phasing out fluorescent colors in favor of popular camo prints.

CPR Kids has warned that child drownings can happen quickly, quietly and at any time.

Jessica Julie recalled the horrific moment when her child began to drown without her knowledge.

“(I was) sitting by the pool…watching my little one play,” she said.

“A man sitting next to me watching his child jumped up to grab my child before I even realized he was struggling. My child never made a sound.

“I was close at hand and was distracted in thought.”

Sarah Hunstead, nurse and manager of CPR Kids, told Daily Mail Australia that it was imperative that parents “actively supervise” their children if they were in or around the pool.

“When it comes to supervision, you always have to remember that even though there are a lot of people around, they’re not necessarily watching the kids,” she said.

“It’s ‘the asset’ that is important.

“That means you’re not reading, you’re not on your phone, you’re not chatting with anyone else.”

Official advice from Royal Life Saving Australia recommends that when children are playing in the water, adults should allocate a designated ‘pool water’ to supervise.

Originally published as “Invisible”: the shocking image that worries parents around the world