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Tucson Fire: Baby taken to hospital after near drowning

Tucson Fire: Baby taken to hospital after near drowning
Posted at 2:53 AM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 05:59:49-04

The Tucson Fire Department says a 20-month-old baby was taken to the hospital after being found in a pool.

According to a new release, crews responded to a near drowning call just before 7 p.m. on Monday on the 8000 block of South Nautilus. 

Someone called 911 after the baby was found in the pool, TFD says. It's unclear how long the baby was in the water. When crews arrived the baby vomited.

The baby was given oxygen and was crying and responsive. Paramedics transported the baby to the hospital. Tucson Fire officials say the baby's condition was improving, but "being under water for any amount of time can have damaging effects."

Fire officials say the Tucson Fire Department is trying to determine how the baby got in the pool. While the investigation continues, TFD did report there was no fence around the pool.  

Below is a safety message from TFD: 

August is Drowning Impact Awareness Month. Knowing the ABC's of drowning prevention can save the life of your child. Active adult supervision, barriers, and classes (swim lessons for children and CPR for caregivers) are essential steps to preventing water related incidents. You are your child's first responder and knowing CPR will give you a 3 to 5 minute head start on saving their life prior to the arrival of emergency units.