A baby is in critical condition after being pulled unconscious from a pool in the 5000 block of Marlatt Street in Jurupa Valley on Sunday Oct. 7 at 2 p.m., Riverside County sheriff offiicials reported.
Officers and paramedics arrived on scene within one minute of the initial distress call from panicked family members and began performing CPR on the 1-year-old baby, Sgt. Ralph Rico explained.
The baby was transported to Parkview Community Hospital and is listed in critical condition, Sgt. Rico added.
According to a Riverside sheriff’s press release, pool submersions involving children happen very quickly and often there is no splashing to alert anyone that the child is in trouble.
In order to prevent accidental drowning, parents and caregivers should constantly supervise children and install barriers such as doors, fences, gates with latches, audible alarms, or pool safety covers,the report stated.
During social gatherings at or near a swimming pool, a “designated watcher” should be appointed to protect young children from pool accidents. For more information regarding water and pool safety, please visit the Riverside County Injury Prevention Services online at http://www.rivcoips.org.
Anyone with further details regarding this investigation is asked to contact Detective R. Pluimer, at the Jurupa Valley Station, at 951-955-2600.