ST. GEORGE – A California family lost their 2o-month-old child in an apparent drowning accident while visiting family in St. George over Easter weekend. This unspeakable tragedy serves as a reminder of the risks associated with children around water features and gives opportunity to review safety recommendations.
At approximately 5:03 p.m. on April 18, emergency personnel responded to a medical call at a residence in the St. George area, St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said, where a 20-month-old boy had been found unresponsive in a hot tub by a family member.
The family member performed CPR on the child until emergency personnel arrived. The child passed away on April 20.
The drowning appeared to be accidental and Despain said there is no ongoing investigation at this time.
Ed. note: Names associated with the incident reported are withheld due to the sensitive nature of this story and the victim being a child.
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