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3-year-old nearly drowns in Chandler

Officials say the three-year-old boy is being handled at a neighborhood hospital. Investigations are ongoing.

CHANDLER, Ariz. — A 3-year-old boy has nearly drowned in Chandler, and is now in crucial situation on the Banner Children’s at Desert hospital, officers say.

The near-drowning occurred on the 400 block of South Apache Drive. At this time, the Chandler Police Department has not been capable of verify any additional particulars on how the incident occurred.

This is the third little one to endure a drowning or near-drowning in the Valley this week. A baby in Yuma additionally drowned on Jun. 14.

This is a growing story. Stay with 12 News for extra updates.

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Drowning Prevention Tips:

Drowning is the main explanation for dying for youngsters between ages 1-4 except for delivery defects, in keeping with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Three youngsters die each day on account of drowning. Here are some suggestions from the CDC on the way to defend youngsters round water: 

Learn life-saving abilities. 

Everyone ought to know the fundamentals of swimming (floating, shifting by way of the water) and CPR. 

Install a 4–sided isolation fence, with self–closing and self–latching gates, round yard swimming swimming pools. This might help preserve youngsters away from the world once they aren’t imagined to be swimming. Pool fences ought to be fully separate the home and play space from the pool. 

Life jackets are a should. 

Make certain children put on life jackets in and round pure our bodies of water, corresponding to lakes or the ocean, even when they know the way to swim. Life jackets can be utilized in and round swimming pools for weaker swimmers too. 

When children are in or close to water (together with bathtubs), carefully supervise them always. Because drowning occurs rapidly and quietly, adults watching children in or close to water ought to keep away from distracting actions like studying books, speaking on the telephone, or utilizing alcohol and medicine. 

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