Mesa, AZ (December 21, 2019) – A child who was pulled from a swimming pool on Friday in Mesa is in critical condition after initially being pronounced dead by medical staff on Saturday.
According to police officials, Mesa firefighters and paramedics responded to a drowning call involving a 1-year-old girl around 10:50 a.m. on East Glade Street. Crews arrived and found that the girl had been pulled from the pool already by witnesses, fire officials said.
Paramedics treated and transported the child in critical condition to Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa. The child was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to Mesa police Detective Jason Flam, a department spokesman. However, hospital staff began life-saving measures when the girl later showed signs of life, per officials.
Details were not immediately available regarding how the child got in the pool or how long the child was submerged. Authorities are still investigating the drowning accident at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured child and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Phoenix ranks number one in the country when it comes to private pools per capita. Due to the warm, dry weather in Arizona, most people have their own pools. And statistically, those who live near water or have exposure to water elements are more likely to experience drowning resulting in injury or death.
Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among toddlers and preschool-aged children. In fact, statistics show that nearly 400 children under the age of 15 drown each year across the country. Drowning accidents can result in tragic, unforeseen circumstances for victims and their families. But those affected by these unfortunate incidents can contact a personal injury lawyer, especially when they’ve been involved in drowning accidents due to the negligent actions of other parties.
ELG Law’s premise liability attorneys have years of experience when it comes to seeking justice for victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.
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