Jul 252018

GOODYEAR, AZ – A 2-year-old child has died after being pulled from a backyard pool in Goodyear Thursday evening. Authorities responded to the area of Pebble Creek Parkway and West Virginia Avenue around 6:30 p.m. after receiving reports of an incident at a home. Goodyear fire spokesperson says the young girl was found in the pool and had “advanced life support measures being administered.” She was taken to the hospital in respiratory arrest and later died, officials said. Air15 flew over the scene and it does not appear a fence was installed around the pool. No additional information was immediately available but Goodyear police say detectives are investigating.

Source: Goodyear Police: 2-year-old girl dies after pulled from backyard pool – ABC15 Arizona

Apr 202016

The swim season is again upon us here in Arizona. Last year, children drowning was up 400 percent in our state by April 2014.To help, Arizona Office Technologies is launching its second annual Big Print for Swim Safety K-12 poster design contest. The contest is open to all kids in K-12 classes and entries will be accepted through March 23.”I ask that every organization, every mom and dad, every family member and friends encourage the children around them to enter the Big Print for Swim Safety poster contest. It raises awareness about water safety and that saves lives,” said Becky Hulett, aquatics supervisor, city of Phoenix.

Source: Preventing drowning through awareness – CBS 5 – KPHO

Jan 162016

PHOENIX – A 9-month-old boy was pronounced dead Saturday after being found face-down in a bucket of water at an apartment complex, according to the Phoenix Fire Department.

Officials said they were called out to a complex near Bethany Home Road right off of Interstate 17 right before 7 p.m.
The infant had no pulse and was not breathing.

via Phoenix FD: Baby in critical condition after drowning incident – ABC15 Arizona.

Sep 062015

The body of a 30-year-old man was recovered from the Salt River Sunday evening after divers were called out to a drowning call.

Lafonzo Yazzie was at a family picnic near the Blue Point Bridge when he decided to swim across the river, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.

via MCSO: Body of 30-year-old Mesa man pulled out of Salt River after drowning call – ABC15 Arizona.

Aug 302015

Authorities say 2-year-old twin boys are dead after being found unresponsive in a suburban Phoenix home, and the children’s 22-year-old mother was arrested, who also tried to drown a third child at the home. Avondale police spokesman Brandon Busse says officers were called to a home near 115th Avenue and Yuma Street shortly before noon about reports of an ill person.

via Avondale FD: Twins die after being intentionally drowned by mother in bathtub – ABC15 Arizona.

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Aug 182015

Family and Tempe police say the little girl passed away on Thursday, August 13.

Family members have set up a donation account to help cover costs .


A 19-month-old is in critical condition after a near-drowning in Tempe Saturday morning.

According to Tempe Fire Medical Rescue, the toddler was found in the pool by a family member at a home near Hardy and Baseline around 8:40 a.m.

via Toddler dies at hospital days after being pulled from pool in Tempe – ABC15 Arizona.

Aug 092015

PHOENIX – A 35-year-old man has been rushed to the hospital after an incident at a North Phoenix bachelor party.

Police and fire officials say a group of friends were partying at a home near 47th Street and Greenway when they suddenly heard splashing sounds coming from the pool.

Firefighters say that while the man was found unresponsive in the pool, but they’re still trying to determine if his injuries came from nearly drowning or from how he entered the water.

via Phoenix Police respond to near drowning at bachelor party – ABC15 Arizona.

Jul 072015

CAMP VERDE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old boy who was being carried by a relative in a central Arizona river drowned Saturday.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office says the drowning occurred around 4:30 p.m. in the Verde River at a recreation area, southeast of Camp Verde.

The victim’s uncle told deputies he was carrying the boy on his shoulders while crossing the river. He stepped in a deep hole, and they went underwater.

via Boy, 8, drowns n Arizona river on Fourth holiday.