Child saved from drowning at northwest valley home

A child nearly drowned Saturday in a northwest Las Vegas backyard pool but was saved by parents who knew CPR.

A fire captain arrived on scene after the child was revived by parents and breathing, and he noted that the parents' abilities "made the difference," Las Vegas Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski said.

At the time of the incident, the family was swimming and one of the children took in too much water. Even though the child was revived by parents on scene, Fire & Rescue workers took the child to the hospital for a breathing check, as is routine with any near drowning incident.

The incident is also a reminder of the A-B-C-Ds of drowning prevention, he said. The children had A -- Adult supervision and C -- someone who had CPR training. B stands for barriers and D for prevention devices.

Contact reporter Trevon Milliard at or 702-383-0279.


Comment section guidelines

The below comment section contains thoughts and opinions from users that in no way represent the views of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. This public platform is intended to provide a forum for users of to share ideas, express thoughtful opinions and carry the conversation beyond the article. Users must follow the guidelines under our Commenting Policy and are encouraged to use the moderation tools to help maintain civility and keep discussions on topic.

View Comments