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

Oct 302023

PEORIA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – A baby is in the hospital after being pulled from a backyard pool in Peoria on Friday afternoon.

First responders were called out to a house on 92nd Drive near Olive Avenue, just west of Loop 101. The Peoria Fire-Medical Department arrived on the scene and said the baby was a full code and took the baby to the hospital.

Source: Baby hospitalized after being pulled from pool in Peoria