Ed Swift

Apr 132024

PEORIA, AZ (AZFamily) — A one-year-old boy is in the hospital after nearly drowning in a backyard pool in Peoria on Saturday afternoon.

The Peoria Police Department says the boy was pulled from an above-ground pool at a home on Monroe Street, near 95th and Peoria Avenues. He was initially rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. However, in an update on Sunday morning, officers said he is expected to survive.

Source: 1-year-old boy expected to survive after near drowning in Peoria

Apr 112024

Hypothermia can set in after someone is submerged in water as warm as the high 70s.

PHOENIX (AZFamily) — It happens several times every year, according to Sgt. Robert Marske, who works for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Marske investigated boating accidents and incidents for 16 years, and he says springtime can be dangerous on the water.

Source: Hypothermia still a danger in Arizona lakes despite warmer weather

Feb 202024

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — A spike in child drownings across the Valley has first responders on high alert. Over the weekend, a little girl drowned in a backyard pool in Glendale, and the week before, a 3-year-old drowned while visiting a friend’s house in Peoria.

While it’s technically still winter, the Valley is one of a few places in the country where people can still enjoy their pools. “You are going to see an uptick in pool activity in the February and the March months,” said Captain Todd Keller with Phoenix Fire

Source: Spike in drowning calls has Phoenix-area first responders on high alert

Feb 192024

GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — A young girl who was rushed to a hospital after being pulled from a backyard pool in Glendale on Sunday afternoon has died.

Around 5:40 p.m., Glendale police officers and fire crews were called to a home near Deer Valley Road and 75th Avenue for a child who was found in a pool. Glendale police say the 18-month-old girl was given medical aid and then taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Source: 18-month-old girl dies after being pulled from Glendale pool

Feb 172024

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — A family is mourning the loss of a life taken too soon.

Three-year-old Dominic Salas and his mom were at a friend’s house in Peoria on Friday, Feb. 9 when he snuck out and fell into the pool. The boy’s mother and officers jumped into action to perform CPR before he was taken to the hospital, but he died a short time later.

Source: Family of 3-year-old who drowned in Peoria pool hope to spread awareness