Needles, CA: Child drowning at the community swimming pool.

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Needles, CA: Child drowning at the community swimming pool.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 2:51pm PT on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016, California Highway Patrol dispatch received an emergency call of a child drowning at the community swimming pool of the Rio Buena Vista housing complex in Needles, California.

A 3 year old child was found in the spa unresponsive.

The child had been underwater for an unknown amount of time, when emergency personnel arrived on scene several adults were performing CPR on the child at the scene.

The child was rushed by ambulance to the Colorado River Medical Center but was then air lifted to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada for further medical treatment.

At the time of the incident, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station was not notified of the call for service and did not respond to the scene.

At approximately 11:49am PT on Monday, April 4th, 2016, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station was advised by medical staff at the Sunrise Hospital regarding the child’s condition.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station is conducting an investigation and is requesting anyone with information contact Detective Tim Preston at: 1 (760) 326-9200

ZachNews is awaiting for new information regarding this incident and will be posting a news update with the latest information as soon as the information comes in.

** Press Release: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department: **

http://cms.sbcounty.gov/sheriff/MediaCenter/SheriffPressReleases/PressReleasesfor2016/April/Needles-NearDrowning.aspx

1 thought on “Needles, CA: Child drowning at the community swimming pool.

  1. Telephoning “911” in Needles is a joke, because you speak to a dispatcher in Victorville, who doesn’t KNOW ANYTHING about Needles, & wastes precious time trying to explain directions where help is needed. The few times that I have called “911”, it took forever- over an hour, to get a response.

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