As reported in the Pasadena Star News yesterday, Officers responded to a residence in the 1300 block of Michillinda at about 2:17 PM on Monday to assist with a reported drowning. A ten year old girl was swimming at the location with other children when she was spotted under water in the deep end of the pool. The child was immediately pulled from the pool and life saving efforts were started. Officers continued CPR and were relieved by AFD paramedics. The girl was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
This tragic event serves as a vivid reminder to constantly monitor your pools when anyone is swimming. Summer is here and swimming is a great way to beat the heat. Safety, safety, safety; no matter what age or how proficient a swimmer may be, always designate a responsible party to monitor the pool. Even in a moment away, tragic events can occur. Link HERE to a post on pool safety tips.