2-year-old taken to hospital after near-drowning incident

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ST. GEORGE — Officers responded to reports of a possible drowning in the backyard pool of a St. George home Saturday afternoon.

Just before 1 p.m., the St. George Police Department responded to a call that a toddler had been found in an above-ground pool and was not breathing.


Read more: Water safety: What you should know about children drowning


A dispatcher helped the child’s family perform CPR, St. George Police Sgt. Dave Williams said.

“Appears to be what saved the child,” he said.

When officers arrived at the scene, the 2-year-old was vomiting and crying, Williams said. The child was estimated to have been in the water for about 5 minutes.

The child was assessed at the scene and then transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center, Williams said.

“The child is still at the hospital waiting on some things,” Williams said Saturday afternoon, “but the outcome looks positive.”

Along with the St. George Police Department, Gold Cross Ambulance and the St. George Fire Department responded to the incident.

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4 Comments

  • Real Life July 5, 2015 at 12:04 am

    Although I know it’s just a stock pic, it is still a bit creepy there stgnews.

    • DB July 5, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      I was thinking the same thing! Given my perverse sense of humor, I still got a chuckle out of it, knowing that the kid is OK.

  • fun bag July 5, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    you ppl are so weird…

  • htown July 13, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    not appropriate

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