UPDATE: Infant in Stable Condition After Near-Drowning in Residential Swimming Pool

May 11, 2014 21:23 pm · 19 comments

An infant is in stable condition tonight after nearly drowning in a swimming pool at a home in Concord, a Concord Police Sergeant said.

At about 6:15 p.m., emergency crews responded to a home in the 1700 block of Ducker Court near Walnut Avenue after receiving a report that an infant had drowned in a residential swimming pool, Concord police Master Sergeant Brandon Richey said.

Police arrived at the home first and found a non-responsive infant being tended to by family members, Richey said.

Officers assumed life-saving efforts from the family, until paramedics arrived to relieve the officers.

The infant was transported to a local hospital and was reported to be in stable condition tonight. The extent of the infant’s injuries has not been released, Richey said.

The near-drowning remains under investigation.

Thanks to Mike for the pictures!

RELATED STORY: UPDATE: Child Falls into Pool on Ducker Ct. – Airlifted to Hospital

Officer Barbrady May 11, 2014 at 10:03 PM

This was lead story on channel 2 news. Super job by CPD, not that I would expect anything else.

mommatotwo May 11, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Hope the baby makes a full recovery.

Miracle May 11, 2014 at 10:55 PM

A Mother’s Day miracle – kudos to everyone who had taken the time to learn CPR before this happened. As a mom, I can’t imagine losing a child like this on Mother’s Day, let alone any other day.

Duck May 12, 2014 at 12:08 AM

I went to CVHS with Brandon Richey , he has always been a stand up dude !
Excellent job Master Sergeant Richey…….Keep on keep’in it real Brandon !

Brandon is one of the good guy’s with the CPD !

Prayers go out to the infant and the family and loved one’s and everyone involved in the rescue operation.


Linzer Torte May 12, 2014 at 12:11 AM

Good reminder to ALWAYS have one eye on your young child, and a gate around your pool. Glad the baby is ok.

ANON May 12, 2014 at 7:58 AM

What about the following:

a fence around the pool
pool cover
where are the parents ?

These incident are preventable & will happen again.

NutCreek Frontier May 12, 2014 at 8:51 AM

A testament to the power of community prayer, and to the great response by CPD and EMT’s. May this child be restored to full health.

just me May 12, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Credit to all involved that helped save this child: CPD, ConFire, AMR, John Muir Concord, Children’s Hospital Okaland, and all the neighbors that I am sure also were key.

Now, parents use this as a warning, watch your child around a pool. Even at a public pool don’t depend on 1 lifeguard to be the eyes on your child. That one lifeguard may be responsible upwards of 10-50 people in the pool at any one time Other word of warning, don’t use nor depend on “water wings” to help your child swim. Worst invention ever, gives a child a sense of security they shouldn’t have. A child jumps in the water with the wings on, wings come on and the child needs to swim and often can’t. Lose the water wings and have your child take lessons.

ANON May 12, 2014 at 10:54 AM

“Now, parents use this as a warning, watch your child around a pool.”

If they don’t know this or don’t practice this — they should not have a pool or children.

Suzanne May 12, 2014 at 12:06 PM

ANON, you just make too much sense, still there are some parents that just won’t watch their children.

RunDogRun May 12, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Waterproof your children … teach
them to swim or enroll them in a
class at one of the local pools.
Even infants can learn to tread water
giving them the skill needed to
save their own life if necessary.

Eaii May 12, 2014 at 12:42 PM

ANON yes those things are important. But you don’t know the circumstances you weren’t there. Let’s leave the judgmental comments to yourself. I’m sure whoever was incharge of the child feels horrible. It wasn’t an intentional doing I’m sure. Things like this can happen in a matter of seconds. If you have a child you know this….

nikki p May 12, 2014 at 4:01 PM

Some of your ignorant comments truly show your character. This can happen to any family, i learned that yesterday. It can happen right in front of you. Before you judge or assume get your facts straight. As for cpd i commend them, they did great. Thankfully the uncle knew cpr and under such panic did an amazing job.

Atticus Thraxx May 12, 2014 at 5:51 PM

+1 Officer Barbrady……..+1.

sam May 13, 2014 at 2:51 PM

@ nikki p # 14… I think we can all be in agreement, when it comes to safeguarding the welfare, of all life, it is essential, that we bear in mind, to remain steadfast in our vigilance.

sam May 13, 2014 at 2:57 PM

and to all parties involved, who assisted in saving this child’s life, acts of virtue, most indeed, thank you.

A Parent May 21, 2014 at 2:06 PM

The first thing anyone should be writing about is wishing the child makes a full recovery. It is so easy to judge people when you are not the one who may have made a terrible mistake. As a parent I know just how fast things can go badly even to the best of us. We are all human and we all make mistakes. Prayers for the baby and family and gratitude to all who aided in saving this child’s life.

JET May 21, 2014 at 2:19 PM

So glad this child is okay…. great job to everyone who was involved in saving their life. They are very fortunate, we just had a small child drown in our neighborhood a couple of weeks back. Apparently there was a child gate around the pool but somehow the kid got in there….. Not sure what happened but it is so sad.

Average joe May 24, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Mayor, can we get an update? Would love to hear how the little one and family are doing…

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