A 74 year old Arcadia resident has an alert neighbor and his wife to thank for saving him from a near drowning yesterday. The event occurred shortly before 2 PM at a residential complex pool in the 1100 blk. Fairview. The victim was found under water by the neighbor. The neighbor and wife pulled the victim out of the water where the wife performed emergency breathing on the victim. Paramedics and Officers were summoned and the victim began breathing before they arrived. The victim was treated and transported to a local hospital. The quick acting neighbor and wife no doubt saved the victim from drowning.
This serves as a reminder to us all that EVERYONE should practice good safety habits near pools. Never swim alone or without someone acting as the eyes to monitor the pool. View our blog on Pool Safety HERE.