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Near drowning reported afer baby found in bathtub

Girl in life-threatening condition
Posted at 9:08 AM, Dec 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-11 19:16:48-05

Members of the Tucson Fire Department responded to a report of a near drowning after a baby was found in a bathtub on Saturday night, according to Capt. Barrett Baker. 

Just before 11 p.m. units responded to an apartment in the 1700 block of West Prince Road for reports of a near drowning involving a two-year-old girl. 

Baker says the girl was found in the bathtub by the adult in the apartment but it was not known how long the girl had been in the water. 

Emergency dispatchers provided airway management instructions over the phone while TFD was en route to the scene. 

Crews arrived on scene within six minutes and assessed the girl. She was transported to the hospital for further care and arrived at the hospital eleven minutes after units got to the apartment. 

Baker says the condition of the girl was considered to be life-threatening, given that it was unknown how long she was in the water. 

Tucson police were dispatched to the scene to investigate the circumstances of the near drowning. 



TFD provided the following safety message in their press release on the incident:

Safety Message:  The ABC'S of drowning prevention are critical for anyone around children to know.  The first step, Active Adult Supervision, is the most important. Kids must be supervised at all times when around water.  B is for barriers.  Make it difficult for children to ever get into water on accident.  C is for classes, CPR for adults and swimming lessons or classes for kids.  Knowing CPR makes everyone a first responder and can make a huge difference whether something is a drowning or a near drowning.