Antioch: 2-Year-Old Pulled From a Pool Has Died

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At 7:30 pm Friday, Antioch Police and Contra Costa County firefighters responded to a report of a child who was pulled from a pool at a home in the 3000 block of N. Francisco Drive in the City of Antioch.

Upon arrival, CPR was performed and prior to transport to a local hospital, firefighters reported they did get a pulse, however, the 2-year-old child had been in the water for roughly 5-minutes.

The fire department confirmed later in the evening that the child had passed away at a local hospital. No further information was available.

The Antioch Police Department is investigating the incident and has not released any information.

 


Pool Safety

The following information is posted by the United Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County on their website.

Drowning Prevention

Backyard and community pools are popular with children and adults of all ages but owning or operating one is a major responsibility. Take every step possible to prevent unintended injuries in and around pools and spas.

Learn about the hazard of drain entrapment and what to look for at pools and spas your family frequents. Individuals in the 5-9 year-old category had the highest frequency of entrapment reports.

Safety Tips

Supervise children at all times around pools and spas. Adults should keep a constant eye on all kids in the water. Emphasize the need for constant supervision to babysitters.

Install a four-sided barrier, such as a fence with self-closing gates completely surrounding the pool. If the house forms the fourth side of the barrier, install alarms on doors leading to the pool area to prevent children from wandering into the pool or spa. Also install safety covers and perimeter or in-water alarms as additional layers of protection.

Learn to swim and teach your children to swim. Many organizations provide swimming lessons.

Know how to respond

  • Get training in basic water rescue skills, first aid, and CPR.
  • Have rescue and first aid equipment available at the pool.
  • Keep a phone at the pool.

Links on Pool Safety

POOL SAFETY
http://www.poolsafely.gov/

CHILD DROWNING PREVENTION
http://www.poolsafetycouncil.org/about.html

SWIMMING SAFETY TIPS
http://www.safekids.org/tip/swimming-safety-tips

 


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