Ululah Lagoon: Mum’s ‘heartbreaking scream’ after toddler drowns at Maryborough

Ululah Lagoon: Mum’s ‘heartbreaking scream’ after toddler drowns at Maryborough

A toddler who died after being pulled unresponsive from a lagoon in Queensland has been remembered as a “rambunctious little boy”.

Witnesses described hearing a gut-wrenching scream when Ashtin Pitt, aged 22 months, was found in Maryborough’s Ululah Lagoon on Saturday afternoon.

His disappearance that day had sparked a frantic search involving his family, police and community members.

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“I was up the hill a bit when I heard the screams from the mother,” a witness told 7NEWS.com.au.

Ashtin Pitt passed away in Maryborough on Saturday. Credit: Facebook

“It was a heartbreaking scream. I knew straight away, when she screamed, that it was bad. When I got there, they literally pulled him out and started the CPR.”

The witness said family members, who had been attending a gathering at the park, had found the boy in the water.

They pulled him “lifeless and blue” from the lagoon, she said.

A memorial has been set up at the lagoon. Credit: 7NEWS

Paramedics worked on Ashtin for a short time before taking him to hospital, where he was declared dead.

A memorial has been set up at the lagoon, adorned with flowers and plush toys.

“He was a rambunctious little boy, full of energy, that made everyone’s life better,” said one anonymous tribute.

The Ululah Lagoon in Maryborough. Credit: 7NEWS

The family has told 7NEWS they will set up a petition calling for fencing to be installed around the lagoon.

Police are preparing a report for the coroner.

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