The 2-year-old girl found face down in the pool Tuesday morning is now breathing on her own, according to Scottsdale Medical Fire and Rescue.
The toddler was transported to the hospital and is currently being treated. She was found just after 7:30 a.m.
“The call reported a 2-year-old female child found face down in a pool for an unknown amount of time,” said Division Chief John Whitney, spokesman for Scottsdale Medical Fire and Rescue. “Child is conscious, breathing and crying.”
No other details about this drowning call were immediately known.
With temperatures hitting 100 degrees in the Valley this week and expected to stay there, Scottsdale Medical Fire and Rescue want to remind people to watch your children around water.
Whitney said to remember the ABC’s of drowning prevention by using “multiple layers of protection”:
A- Adult Supervision: Know where your children are at all times and never leave them unattended around water.
B- Barriers: Install barriers to stop or at least slow children down from reaching any form of water.
C- Classes: Get trained in CPR and first aid.
“Beginning CPR early can be the difference between a good outcome and severe injuries or death,” Whitney said. “Drowning is a quick and silent killer.” Whitney said a drowning tragedy can occur in the time it takes to answer a phone.
Whitney said to always check a pool or spa first if a child is missing. He also said water-safety classes are offered at many public pools to teach your children about water safety. Many of those classes start for children as young as 1 year old.
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