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4-Year-Old Boy Drowns in Backyard Spa

SAN BERNARDINO: ( On 05/30/2014 at 11:49 AM, a 911 call was received from a residence in the 2600 block of N. Mercedes Ave. in the city of San Bernardino for a drowning.

4 year-old Highland resident Cameron Nunez had been playing in the residence’s in-ground spa when his hand was caught in the uncovered spa filter.

Nunez was transported to St. Bernardine Medical Center by emergency personnel and pronounced dead at 12:55 PM.

The San Bernardino Police Department is investigating this incident.


Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children between 1 and 4 years old. And it’s the third leading cause of death among children.
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