A child who nearly drowned at a pool in Valencia was airlifted to a hospital Tuesday, after being rescued and then resuscitated by one of the child’s parents.
The incident happened shortly after 6 p.m. Emergency response crews were dispatched to a home on Calle Terraza in Tesoro del Valle, according to officials.
“We had a report of a child drowning,” Supervisor Melanie Flores of the Los Angeles County Fire Department said late Tuesday afternoon.
“The child was taken out of the water, and was awake and breathing after a parent performed CPR,” she said.
Paramedics took the child and a man who appeared to be the child’s father to the soccer field at Rio Norte Junior High School.
Once at the school, the child was transferred to a rescue helicopter and taken to the hospital.