MOUNTAIN VIEW — Detectives were investigating the drowning death of a 9-year-old boy in Mountain View on Wednesday.
Around 4 p.m., city dispatchers received a call about a boy who had been found unconscious in a swimming pool at an apartment complex in the 1800 block of Ednamary Way, the Mountain View Police Department said in a statement. Press release.
While officers were on their way, dispatchers provided CPR instructions to the caller, police said. Officers and firefighters took over the rescue when they arrived at the scene.
The boy was taken to an area hospital, where he died, police said. Her identity will be released by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office once she is confirmed and her next of kin is notified.
Detectives have since resumed the investigation.
“At this time they are working to understand the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident,” police said.
Each year, about 3,960 accidental drowning deaths occur in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children aged 1-4 years have the highest drowning rates and fatal drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury death behind motor vehicle crashes in children aged 1-14 years.
The CDC says swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning, but children who have taken them still require close and constant supervision when in or around water. Visit www.cdc.gov/drowning/prevention/index.html for more drowning prevention tips.
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