Mar 042017

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Scottsdale paramedics took a 6-year-old boy to a hospital after the child was pulled from an apartment complex pool on Saturday. Officials were called out to original reports of a drowning just before 11 a.m. near Thompson Peak Parkway and Scottsdale Road.

According to officials, the boy was swimming in the pool and at some point became unconscious underwater. Authorities say the child was pulled from the water and CPR was initiated.

According to the Scottsdale Police Department, the child was taken to the hospital in serious, but stable, condition.

Police said the incident appeared to be a tragic accident and no criminal charges are anticipated.

Source: FD: 6-year-old boy pulled from Scottsdale pool – ABC15 Arizona

Feb 252017

PHOENIX – Authorities say a young girl that taken to the hospital after a “water-related incident” in the North Valley has died.

Phoenix firefighters responded to a home near Interstate 17 and Jomax Road around 3:30 p.m.Firefighters say a 3-year-old girl was in critical condition and passed away on Monday.

The Phoenix Police Department said the child was pulled from a backyard pool by her father. A neighbor, who is a teacher recently re-certified in CPR, heard his cries and provided aid until emergency crews arrived.

Authorities estimate the child was in the water for about two minutes. There is no fence around the pool.

Source: Phoenix firefighters: 3-year-old girl hospitalized after “water-related incident” – ABC15 Arizona

Feb 192017

LAVEEN, AZ – The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a 2-year-old drowned in a Laveen pool.

MCSO responded to a home near Dobbins Road and 43rd Avenue around 1 p.m. on Sunday.

According to officials, the incident happened in a backyard pool in two feet of water. Officials say the pool was drained for the winter, but the water collected in the pool after rain storms.

The child was transported to a local hospital and was later pronounced dead.

Source: MCSO: 2-year-old drowns in Laveen pool – ABC15 Arizona

Jan 272017

PEORIA, AZ – Peoria police say a child is dead after being pulled from a Valley pool Friday night.

Peoria fire crews responded to a home near 107th and Olive avenues around 6:30 p.m.A fire department spokesperson said the 4-year-old boy was pulled from a backyard pool and wasn’t breathing.

According to officials, a neighbor heard the mother’s cries for help when the child was discovered and rushed over to help. That neighbor performed CPR until firefighters arrived.

CPR and other life-saving measures continued in the ambulance all the way to the hospital, firefighters said. The child has since passed away as a result of the incident.

Source: Peoria PD: 4-year-old boy dies after being pulled from pool – ABC15 Arizona

Jan 042017

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The doctors tell them to expect at least a month-long stay at the hospital followed by physical therapy.

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Dec 292016

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Fire Department is responding to a drowning call Thursday afternoon.

Crews say a child around two to three years old was pulled from a swimming pool at a home near Bethany Home Road and 20th Street.

The father was performing CPR when firefighters arrived on scene.

According to an official from the Phoenix Fire Department, the child is in critical condition and being taken to the hospital.

Source: Child in critical condition after being pulled from swimming pool in Phoenix – ABC15 Arizona

Nov 052016

MESA, AZ – The Mesa Police Department is investigating what led to the drowning of a 4-year-old Saturday afternoon.

Mesa fire crews arrived on scene shortly before noon to the area of University and Val Vista Drives.

According to fire officials, the child was discovered in a pool after the family was unable to locate him for an unknown period of time.

Mesa fire say the pool was not fenced.

Source: Police respond to reported drowning call of four-year-old in Mesa – ABC15 Arizona

Oct 122016

BUCKEYE, AZ – Police are investigating after a 1-year-old died in a drowning incident Tuesday night in Buckeye.

Police responded to a drowning call around 9 p.m. near Interstate 10 and Yuma Road for an unresponsive child found in a bathtub.

Buckeye Fire Department crews performed life-saving measures once arriving on the scene, where police had already been performing on the boy.

The 1-year-old was airlifted to Phoenix Children’s Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The Buckeye Police Criminal Investigation Division is looking into the incident and the cause of death.

Source: Police investigating after 1-year-old drowns in Buckeye – ABC15 Arizona

Sep 052016

PHOENIX – Phoenix Police said a 2-year-old girl who fell in a backyard pool on Monday has died.

Crews were called to the home near 83rd Avenue and Camelback Road Monday afternoon where a bystander reportedly started CPR on the child.

Fire officials said the girl was out of sight for a few minutes and was found in the pool.

She was taken to the hospital in critical condition and placed on a ventilator. She passed away on Thursday, according to police.

Source: Two-year-old girl dies days after being found in Phoenix backyard pool – ABC15 Arizona

Aug 252016

A 2-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after being pulled from a pool at a Chandler home Thursday afternoon.

Batallion Chief Blas Minor of the Chandler Fire, Health and Medical Department said the boy found his way into the pool in the backyard of his home near Fir Street and Mall Drive in Chandler.

Minor said the pool was fenced but easily accessible, as a spring in the gate kept it from closing.

The boy was not breathing when his father pulled him out of the pool, but started breathing on his own and coughing up water after his father performed CPR, Minor said.

It’s unknown how long the boy was underwater.

Source: Chandler 2-year-old hospitalized after near-drowning