DROWNING – GOLDEN VALLEY
On Tuesday (7/13) at 7:35 PM, medical personnel with the Golden Valley Fire Department and River Medical Ambulance responded to a residence in the 3200 block of N. Hano Rd. in Golden Valley in reference to a drowning. The victim, a one year old child, was found floating in the family pool. The child was not breathing and did not have a pulse.
The father of the child immediately began CPR until medical personnel arrived on scene and took over medical treatment. The child was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center where medical personnel were able to regain a pulse. The child was then transported to a Las Vegas hospital in critical condition. Detectives with the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office responded and will be conducting an investigation into this incident.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the child and his family had been swimming in the pool earlier in the evening. The family had exited the pool and the child and his siblings continued to play in the nearby area of the pool. At some point, the child had slipped away from his siblings and gotten into the pool. It is believed that the child had been in the pool for up to fifteen minutes before being found by an adult.
The pool is an above ground pool that is approximately four foot in height. There was no fencing surrounding the pool area. At this time the investigation is ongoing and no further information is available.