A 4-year-old child was in extremely critical condition after a near drowning in Phoenix on Sunday.
The infant was “pulseless and unresponsive” when crews responded to the drowning call at a home near 35th and Northern avenues around 3 p.m.
A 10-year-old pulled her 2-year-old sister out of the bottom of a pool Friday evening during a family gathering in Gilbert, officials say.
The Gilbert Fire Department responded just before 7 p.m. to a home in the area of Gilbert and Williams Field roads for a report of a drowning. During a family gathering at the home, a 10-year-old girl found her 2-year-old sister at the bottom of the pool and pulled her out, according to Mark Justus, spokesman for the department.
The 2-year-old was unconscious, not breathing and turned blue, he said.
A member of the family administered CPR to the child and she began breathing as emergency responders arrived at the scene, Justus stated. While emergency responders were there, the child became responsive and her pulse returned, he added.
“By the time they were going to the hospital, she was crying and talking to her family,” said Justus. “We expect a full recovery.”
There have been 101 water-related incidents — including 25 deaths — between January 1 and August 15 in Maricopa and Pinal counties, according to the Children’s Safety Zone, a website that has tracked drownings and near-drownings across Arizona for almost 20 years.
Data shows drownings and near-drownings tend to spike in Arizona during the summer, with children up to 5 years of age making up the largest percentage of near-drownings in Maricopa and Pinal counties, The Arizona Republic reported in May. Adults were two to three times more likely to actually drown when compared to young children, according to The Republic.
Adult supervision, creating barriers between the home and pool and signing children up for swim classes are some ways to keep children safe from drownings and near-drownings, officials told the Republic in May.
A 15-year-old boy drowned during a visit to Lake Powell with a group from his high school.
The National Park Service says the Page High School student drowned Friday afternoon at Swim Beach on the western edge of the lake that spans the Arizona-Utah border.
Saturday, July 13 was like any other triple-digit day in Marana: hot.
Despite the sweltering heat, lifeguard Noah McConnell stayed ready and alert. As he surveyed the waters of the Marana Public Pool and the surrounding deck, he noticed an elderly gentleman slumped over in his chair.
A 2-year-old child is in critical condition after being found in a pool in Scottsdale on Wednesday evening.
It happened near 124th Street and Mountain View Road, which is south of Shea Boulevard.
Firefighters said when they got to the home, family members were performing CPR on the victim.
A 2-year-old boy was found unresponsive and not breathing in a backyard pool in Tolleson, according to the Phoenix Fire Department Captain Danny Gile.
The family of the child performed CPR on the boy and called 911 when they found him around 5 p.m., Gile said.
The investigation revealed a 71-year-old male was found deceased in the pool by his wife. She was not home when he was swimming.
A two-year-old boy has been taken to the hospital after being pulled from a Phoenix pool Tuesday afternoon.
A 3-year-old girl has died after a drowning in Peoria. Around 7 pm. Monday, the Peoria Fire-Medical Department and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in the…