Yesterday afternoon a 19-month old child was found in a residential pool. Adults pulled the baby out of the water who reportedly was not breathing. Hygiene Fire Protection District and AMR Ambulance responded to the scene along with sheriff's deputies. Emergency crews started CPR and a pulse was located. The baby had only been in the water for a minute or two at the most. Officials report is was an accidental event.

The toddler was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

 

Source: Boulder County Sheriff's Office New Release

 

This family was so lucky and this incident serves at a critical reminder for everyone to be vigilant with little ones around water.

Here are some pool rules from Healthy Children.org

An adult should actively watch children at all times while they are in a pool. For infants and toddlers, an adult should be in the water and within arm’s reach, providing “touch supervision.”  For older children, an adult should be paying constant attention and free from distractions, like talking on the phone, socializing, tending household chores, or drinking alcohol. The supervising adult must know how to swim.

If you have a pool, insist that the following rules are followed:

  • Keep toys away from the pool when the pool is not in use.
  • Empty blow-up pools after each use.
  • No tricycles or other riding toys at poolside.
  • No electrical appliances near the pool.
  • No diving in a pool that is not deep enough.
  • No running on the pool deck.