Jun 102017

BUCKEYE, AZ – An 18-month-old girl is hospitalized after being pulled from a Buckeye pool.
The Buckeye Fire Department responded to a home Miller and Lower Buckeye roads around 7:15 p.m. Saturday after receiving reports about a possible drowning.
According to a fire spokesperson, the infant was in the pool for an unknown amount of time after falling in.
The pool has no barrier or fencing around it.

Source: Buckeye Fire: 18-month-old girl pulled from pool, airlifted to hospital in critical condition – ABC15 Arizona

Jun 052017

A woman drowned in a west Valley canal, just hours after a body was found in the same area.

The incident happened around 1 a.m. on Monday in the area of 99th Avenue and McDowell Road in west Phoenix.

Phoenix Police say a man called 911 after spotting a woman struggling to stay above water in a canal.

Firefighters from Phoenix, Avondale and Tolleson responded to the scene. Unfortunately, by the time rescuers arrived on scene, the woman had drowned. Firefighters recovered the body.

Source: Woman drowns overnight in west Phoenix canal; another body recovered hours earlier – ABC15 Arizona

May 202017

GILBERT, AZ – A young girl is hospitalized in serious condition after she was found in a Gilbert pool.Reports came in about a possible drowning around 6:15 p.m.

Saturday evening at a home near Val Vista Drive and Elliot Road.

According to a Gilbert fire spokesperson, the 2-year-old girl was pulled from a pool and CPR was performed until firefighters arrived.

Update on drowning. 2yo. female, pulled from pool, CPR performed prior to Gilbert fire crew arrival. Patient in serious condition.

— Gilbert Fire Rescue (@GilbertFireDept) May 21, 2017

Source: Two-year-old girl hospitalized after being pulled from Gilbert pool – ABC15 Arizona

May 162017

PHOENIX – Officials are investigating after a one-year-old girl was found unresponsive in a bucket of water in north Phoenix.

The incident happened at a house near 40th Street and Union Hills Drive.

Phoenix fire said the parents were home at the of the incident and found their baby in a bucket in the backyard.

Crews said the parents of the child are gardeners and accidentally left out a bucket of water.

Source: FD: Baby found unresponsive in bucket of water in Phoenix – ABC15 Arizona

May 142017

MESA, AZ – A child found in a backyard pool Saturday evening has died, police said.

Firefighters and police responded to a home near Lindsay and Brown roads around 7 p.m. Saturday.Crews were told a 3-year-old boy was found face-down in a swimming pool.

He was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition.

In an update Sunday, police said resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful and the child was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Source: Mesa police: 3-year-old boy dies after being found in backyard pool – ABC15 Arizona

May 132017

AVONDALE, AZ – A young boy is dead after drowning in an Avondale pool.

Avondale police were called to a home in the 2200 block of 105th Avenue on Saturday after 6-year-old Raul Ramirez Jr. was pulled from a pool.

According to a police spokesperson, there were multiple adults and kids around for a party at the time of the incident.

A person noticed Ramirez Jr. in the pool and immediately pulled him out, officials said. Family members began performing CPR but he was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Source: Avondale Police: 6-year-old boy drowns in pool during family party – ABC15 Arizona

Apr 272017

TUCSON (KVOA) — A 2-year-old child has died after drowning in her family pool on the northwest side Wednesday night.

According to Northwest Fire, the child’s mother called 911 at around 7:00 p.m. to report her daughter wasn’t breathing.

When firefighters arrived to the home in the 4100 Block of West Sugarcane Street, near Cortaro Farms and Thornydale Roads, they learned the child was found floating in the backyard swimming pool. Firefighters then took over CPR from the child’s mother.

The girl was then rushed to the hospital, but she died a short time later.

Source: Child drowns on Northwest Side – KVOA | | Tucson, Arizona

Apr 242017

SAGUARO LAKE, AZ – Authorities have recovered a young man’s body after a jet ski crash at Saguaro Lake on Saturday.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office received reports that a 21-year-old jet ski rider was hit by a fishing boat, officials said. The man was thrown from the jet ski and hadn’t been seen since.

Kelly Slade spoke to ABC15 about her son’s disappearance. She explained that family members set up camp at a nearby fishing dock and wouldn’t leave until the victim, Josh Slade, was found.

Source: MCSO recovers body, after mom speaks out about son’s jet ski accident, disappearance at Saguaro Lake – ABC15 Arizona

Apr 232017

APACHE JUNCTION, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -A woman passing by a pool jumped in to save a 7-year-old autistic girl from drowning in Apache Junction on Sunday.

Zarah Ajmi was riding her bicycle when she saw the girl in a nightshirt scaling the 7-foot-tall pool fence around 8:30 a.m. near Superstition Boulevard and Idaho Road in Apache Junction. “I have three kids so I know how kids act in water.

I just knew I needed to go check and see. I had a feeling, go make sure she knows how to swim,” Ajmi said.

Source: Passerby saves autistic girl from drowning – 3TV | Phoenix Breaking News, Weather, Sport

Apr 182017

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Scottsdale officials say a toddler was taken to the hospital after a near-drowning in a backyard pool on Tuesday morning.

According to Scottsdale Fire, a 2-year-old girl was found face down in a pool near Hayden and Indian Bend roads. It’s unknown how long she had been in the water.

The girl was taken to the hospital and was said to have been conscious, breathing and crying after the incident.

Source: Scottsdale Fire: Girl, 2, found in pool, taken to hospital – ABC15 Arizona