Aug 16, 2014 9:26 PM by Stefanie Boe

4-year-old nearly drowns

TUCSON - A 4-year-old boy was pulled from an apartment complex pool after nearly drowning Saturday afternoon. Tucson Fire Captain Barrett Baker says adults around the pool in the 8000 block of East Lakeside Parkway, near Pantano, rescued the child.

The boy was lethargic after being pulled from the water and rushed to the hospital by Tucson Fire personnel.

Firefighters say there were about five adults at the pool along with 10 children. It's not known if any of the adults were designated as the child watcher.

Safety Message from Tucson Fire: The ABC'S of drowning prevention are critical for anyone around children to know. The first step, Active Adult Supervision, is the most important. Kids must be supervised at all times when around water. B is for barriers. Make it difficult for children to ever get into water on accident. C is for classes, CPR for adults and swimming lessons or classes for kids. Knowing CPR makes everyone a first responder and can make a huge difference whether something is a drowning or a near drowning.

For more information on News 4 Tucson's Kristi's Kids Lifesaver program click here.


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