1 child dead, brother in critical condition in Glendale drowning incident
Jun 25, 2022, 8:54 AM
PHOENIX — One child is dead and another is in critical condition after a drowning incident in Glendale on Friday night.
According to authorities, one of the boys jumped in to a backyard pool in an attempt to save his brother who fell into the pool while playing in the area.
“Both of them received CPR as a result and life saving measures were performed,” Glendale Fire Department spokeswoman Ashley Losch told KTAR News 92.3 FM.
The brothers were identified as three and four years old but police did not identify which brother died in the incident.
“Our message to everybody is to watch your children around water,” Losch said. “When we say watch, we mean truly eyes on them engaged with your kids because we keep seeing this happen over and over again.”
According to Losch, this was the fifth total drowning or near drowning incident of the year.
Losch encouraged parents to implement the ABC’s of water safety for kids which include adult supervision, setting barriers to dangerous areas and taking classes such as CPR or swim lessons to mitigate the risk.
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