Feb 242020

A child has been taken to the hospital after being pulled from a backyard pool in Phoenix, according to the Phoenix Fire Department.

Captain Rob McDade, a spokesperson for the Phoenix Fire Department said that the boy was pulled from a pool at a home near 40th Street and Southern Avenue. The child was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition, he said.

Source: Phoenix FD: One-year-old pulled from backyard pool remains in critical condition

Feb 232020

TONTO BASIN, AZ — The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who went missing northeast of Roosevelt Lake during Saturday night’s storms.

Sheriff’s office officials say they received a 9-1-1 call around 11:20 p.m. reporting a possible drowning in Cherry Creek.

Authorities say two people were canyoneering – an extreme form of hiking – when the area was hit by flash flooding.

GCSO says one person was able to hike out and get help, but the other person was swept away by flood waters.

Source: Gila County Sheriff’s Office: Hiker missing after flash flood in Tonto National Forest

Dec 262019

The Mesa Police Department said a one-year-old was pulled from a pool around 10:30 a.m. near Southern Ave. and Greenfield Road.

Lillian was taken to Carden’s Children’s Medical Center in Mesa. Talboys said Lillian was pronounced dead twice before noon, but efforts to resuscitate Lillian continued, and medical staff was able to get Lillian’s heart beating regularly. She is on a ventilator and is in critical condition.

“She’s doing really well… She’s opened her eyes a couple times, said Amy, the girl’s older sister. “She’s in there and she’s still trying to fight through everything.”

Source: One-year-old in critical condition after nearly drowning

Dec 232019

Mesa Police officials say a one-year-old girl who was found in a pool at a residential area Friday died, then showed signs of life soon after and is listed in very critical condition.

According to Mesa Fire officials, crews responded to a home southeast of the intersection of Southern Avenue and Greenfield Road for a drowning call, and when crews arrived, they discovered that the girl was already removed from a swimming pool by family members.

“At some point, the child showed signs of life and hospital staff immediately began administering additional life-saving measures. The child is currently alive and in very critical condition,” police said.

Source: PD: 1-year-old girl declared dead, then shows signs of life after being pulled from a pool

Dec 202019

It’s unknown how the baby girl got into the pool or how long she was in the water.

Mesa Fire and Medical crews responded to a near-drowning call Friday afternoon at a home near Southern Avenue and Greenfield Road.

When crews arrived, family members had pulled the baby girl from the water. It’s unknown how she got into the pool or how long she was in the water.

Mesa Fire and Medical crews treated and transported the baby girl to Cardon Children’s Medical Center where she later died.

Source: “Very tragic incident:” 1-year-old girl drowned in backyard pool at Mesa home

Dec 092019

Officials with the Sheriff’s Office said a resident spotted the man’s vehicle in the creek around 12:30 p.m. and called for help.

Officials with the Sheriff’s Office said a resident spotted 69-year-old Robert George Petitte’s vehicle in the creek around 12:30 p.m. and called for help.

Deputies located Petitte’s body approximately 200 yards downstream from his car, just 20 miles north of the Bar-X crossing where rescue crews are currently searching for 6-year-old Willa Rawlings who has been missing for more than a week.

“I want to stress to the public turn around don’t drown, signs are posted for public safety,” said Lt. Virgil Dodd.

The crossing has two permanent signs that say, “do not enter when flooded.”

Petitte is the fourth person to die in the creek in the past eight days.

Source: Sheriff: 69-year-old man dies after car swept away in Tonto Creek