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Child Airlifted After Near Drowning in Apple Valley Home



APPLE VALLEY, Calif – Authorities responded to a residence on Wednesday morning following the report of a near drowning on the 13200 block of Yakima Road in Apple Valley.

Just before 9:00 a.m. on July 27th, dispatch received a call reporting a juvenile in the pool.

Per scanner traffic, the child was not alert but breathing. At this time it’s unknown how long the child was in the pool.

Authorities requested an air ambulance to transport the 2-year-old child to Loma Linda Medical Center.

Deputies assisted in temporarily closing down several intersections in order to allow AMR to transport the child to St. Mary’s hospital before being airlifted.

The mother of the child commented in a Victor Valley News post and said, he’s ok and breathing on his own. The mother also said they only lost sight of the child for less than 2 minutes and this happened.

Authorities confirmed the child’s father was doing yard work. He turned around and that’s when he noticed his son was submerged in the shallow end of the pool. The boy’s father immediately jumped in and removed him from the pool.

The boy’s parents administered CPR prior to firefighters arrival.


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