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2-year-old boy nearly drowns in Peoria

July 23, 2007

Early administration of CPR was credited Monday for helping to save the life of a 2-year-old Peoria boy who was pulled from a backyard pool.

Firefighters found the child conscious and crying after a relative, who is trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, tended to the child, said Jay Davies, a spokesman for the Peoria Police Department.

As a precaution, the child was airlifted to a Phoenix hospital, where he is expected to recover, underscoring the value of CPR skills, Davies said.

The near-drowning occurred about 6 p.m. Sunday during a large family gathering at a home in 7400 block of West Alexandria Way, south of Thunderbird Road, he said.

The boy, whose name was not released, was spotted in the pool after people there apparently lost track of him, Davies said. The child was pulled out by a family member, he said.
Reproduced with permission from:
The Arizona Republic
By Brent Whitingr
Copyright 2007 Arizona Republic

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