Two-year-old from Seville Grove in Perth, WA, died after a botched circumcision


Tragic final minutes of toddler, two, who died after a ‘botched’ circumcision – as his baby brother fights for life after undergoing the SAME procedure

  • Brothers were sent home after the medical procedure in Perth on Tuesday
  • Two-year-old boy was in a critical condition’ when paramedics arrived
  • His little brother had emergency surgery and spent the night in the ICU
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A toddler who died after a botched circumcision was sent home to recover from surgery before he began to deteriorate – as his baby brother fights for life after undergoing the same procedure. 

Paramedics raced to a property in Seville Grove, in Perth’s southeast suburbs, to save the lives of the two-year-old boy and his baby brother at about 6.30pm on Tuesday.

Both little boys underwent the procedure at Gosnells Medical Clinic near their family home.

A medical centre employee told Daily Mail Australia there were no complications immediately following the procedure.

‘It happened when he got home,’ he said. 

A spokeswoman from St John Ambulance confirmed the toddler was in a ‘critical condition’ when emergency workers arrived.

A two-year-old boy died after he was circumcised at a medical clinic in Perth on Tuesday (stock image)

A two-year-old boy died after he was circumcised at a medical clinic in Perth on Tuesday (stock image)

‘He was taken from home to Armadale Hospital,’ she said.

The two-year-old was declared dead on arrival at the hospital’s emergency department.

His brother, believed to be seven or eight months old, was rushed to Perth Children’s Hospital for emergency surgery and spent the night in ICU.

He is believed to be in a stable condition and recovering.

Paramedics took the brothers to Armadale Hospital on Tuesday evening, but the two-year-old was pronounced dead on arrival (stock image)

Paramedics took the brothers to Armadale Hospital on Tuesday evening, but the two-year-old was pronounced dead on arrival (stock image)

Homicide detectives were called in to investigate, but WA Police Commissioner Chris Dawson said the situation is not being treated as suspicious. 

‘There are no suspicious circumstances – this medical procedure took place at an authorised medical facility,’ he said.

‘It appears that this is a very tragic case.

‘But I’ve got no information to suggest that there’s anything untoward in terms of criminal acts or anything like that.’

Detectives worked with the family to complete a report for the coroner.

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