Aug 252010

A 4-year-old boy pulled from a Gilbert swimming pool after a pool party was released from the hospital over the weekend.

Gilbert police and fire officials responded about 9 p.m. Friday to a home in the 3800 block of South 164th Street, where the boy was attending a family party, police said Monday.

As his family prepared to leave, the boy took off his swimming jacket and wandered back into the pool, police said. The family gathered their belongings and saw the boy floating in the pool moments later.

He was given CPR for one to two minutes and revived. The boy was crying and responsive when police and fire crews arrived.

The boy was transported to Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and kept overnight for observation.

That incident followed another near drowning about 5 p.m. Friday in the 3100 block of East Linda Lane.

Police and fire officials were called to a home where a woman returned to find her 29-year-old daughter floating face up and unresponsive in the family pool, police said.

The 29-year-old woman was transported to Banner Gateway Medical Center with unknown injuries.

Police do not believe foul play was involved, but an investigation into the woman’s near-drowning is ongoing.

The incidents were the fourth and fifth near-drowning incidents in the town this year, according to Gilbert fire statistics. There were 11 water-related incidents last year, with one child dying in a family member’s pool.

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