Shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday, crews from Northwest Fire/Rescue District responded to a call regarding a man in a pool in the 9800 block of North Camino De Oeste. Crews arrived within 5 minutes to find a 57-year-old male who had been pulled from the pool after being found unconscious and unresponsive by family members.
A family party had been taking place when the victim was found. Prior to the arrival of fire and EMS crews, CPR was performed by family members, who were given instructions from 911 dispatchers, according to a press release from Adam Goldberg, a spokesman for the NFRD.
The victim regained a pulse on the scene, but was still not breathing on his own when transported to Northwest Medical Center in critical condition. An update has not yet been released.
Northwest Fire reminds the public that even adults are potential victims of drowning and pool safety rules, including "the buddy system," should be applied.
With late summer temperatures being so high, people should remember the ABC's of pool safety for kids - Adult supervision, Barriers and CPR/Swim classes.