Firefighters respond to near-drowning of child 


Firefighters responded on Monday to reports of a child drowning in a pool in Canyon Country, and the child was reported to be awake and alert before being transported to a hospital, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials.  

According to Henry Narvaez, a public information officer for the L.A. County Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched at 6:27 p.m. to West Wren Drive on reports of a child drowning.  

The initial call also stated that the child was not breathing.  

While en route to the scene, firefighters received a secondary call stating the child had been retrieved from the pool and was “awake, alert and crying.” 

Fire personnel arrived on the scene at 6:31 p.m.  

Firefighters and paramedics further evaluated the child, who was still, “awake, alert and crying,” and decided the best course of action was for the child to be flown to a nearby hospital, according to Narvaez. 

The child was transported to a nearby hospital via helicopter for treatment.  

The current status of the child is not available at the time of this publication. 

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