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Mar 152015
 
 March 15, 2015  News Stories

As the temperatures rise, so is the number of near-drownings.There were at least four near-drownings reported in the Phoenix area this weekend.Phoenix and Glendale fire departments responded to a report of a drowning near Cactus and 35th Avenue early Saturday afternoon.Emergency crews found a 14-month-old boy awake and breathing but with an “altered mental status,” Capt. Benjamin Santillan of the Phoenix Fire Department said.

via At least 4 near-drownings in Phoenix area this weekend – CBS 5 – KPHO.

Mar 142015
 
 March 14, 2015  News Stories

We have yet another reminder about the dangers involving young children around water.

Two separate incidents occurred today where kids had to be rushed to the hospital after they nearly drowned. Thankfully, both of those children are expected to be okay, but fire officials are not taking any chances, especially as the valley begins to heat up.

Fox 10’s Jessica Flores has more on today’s near-drownings and what officials want parents and adults to learn from all of this.

via Fire officials stress water safety after multiple near drowning – FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com.

Mar 142015
 
 March 14, 2015  News Stories

A Gilbert fire official says bystanders performed CPR on a young boy pulled from a community pool by his cousin, reviving the child by the time firefighters arrived.

The official said the call was received around 4:10 p.m. Saturday from the pool inside an apartment complex near San Tan Village Parkway and Ray Road.

via Gilbert FD: 6-year-old pulled from pool, revived by CPR from bystanders – ABC15 Arizona.

Jan 162015
 
 January 16, 2015  News Stories

Authorities say the bodies of two men have been found in a canal near Gila Bend.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials say they were contacted Friday by the Mexican Consulate asking for help.

Consulate officials say they received a phone call from a man who indicated he was traveling with two other men through the Arizona desert.

via MCSO: Bodies of 2 men are pulled from a canal near Gila Bend.