May 062012

The life of a 3-year-old boy who was found floating in a back yard pool was saved thanks to CPR early Sunday evening.

Maricopa Fire Crews had responded to an initial report of a child drowning at a children’s birthday party. They arrived to find the boy awake and crying, having been pulled from a back yard pool.

The child had been found floating and not breathing, according to witnesses. After 911 was called, CPR was immediately performed by adults at the scene and the boy regained consciousness before fire crews arrived.

Brad Pitassi of the Maricopa Fire Department said 2011 was one of the worst years in history for drownings in the Phoenix area, and incidents can be reduced by practicing water safety ABC’s: “A” for adult supervision, “B” for barriers, and “C” for classes such as swimming and CPR.

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