May 232022

PEORIA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – Peoria Fire and Medical says they have already been dispatched to more drownings at Lake Pleasant this year than all of last year after a fourth person drowned yesterday.

“The point is that we’re only in May, and we have already exceeded the number that we had last season, and so it’s going to be a busy, busy year,” said Captain Mark Barbee with the Peoria Fire and Medical Department.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says none of the drowning victims wore life jackets.

Source: Peoria fire captain shares lake safety tips after 4 drownings at Lake Pleasant

May 152022

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office said an 18-year-old was missing after “possibly drowning” near Sunset Ridge at Lake Pleasant on Sunday night.

Deputies responded to the area around 5 p.m. where they learned that an 18-year-old man was swimming, went under and didn’t resurface.

Source: Body of 18-year-old missing swimmer recovered after ‘possibly drowning’ at Lake Pleasant

May 112022

A 3-year-old baby boy is in extremely critical condition after nearly drowning at a home in north Phoenix Wednesday afternoon.

Fire crews responded to reports of a drowning at a home near 52nd Street and Thunderbird Road around 3 p.m.

According to the Phoenix Fire Department, family members were already doing CPR on the child when firefighters arrived at the scene.

Source: 3-year-old in extremely critical condition after being found face down in Phoenix pool

May 072022

PARADISE VALLEY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – A child is in the hospital in critical condition after being pulled out of a pool in Paradise Valley. Phoenix firefighters arrived at a home near 56th Street and Shea Boulevard around 11 a.m. where they found a four-and-a-half-year-old boy unresponsive after being in the water.

Source: Child in critical condition after near-drowning in Paradise Valley pool