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Dallas Child Hospitalized After Near-Drowning

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Jonathan Hernandez2 years ago

A Dallas child was transported to hospital after nearly drowning at a relative condo.

Details about the Near-Drowning in Dallas

According to CBSDFW, the Dallas and Fire Rescue emergency crews responded to a call about a child who nearly drowned early Tuesday morning.

The emergency crews transported the child to Medical City Dallas Hospital. Aurhtorities report the incident happened at around 4:00 a.m. at a condo on the 12500 block of Fireglow Walk in the northeastern part of the city, just north of Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway.

CBSDFW reports that the 22-month-old boy was staying with a relative in the condo building when he wandered outside in the chilly morning temperatures and into a water feature on the grounds of the condo.

The caretaker of the child called police while other residents of the condo building began looking for the boy. Eventually, one of the residents found the boy in the water, but it is not known how much time the boy spent in the water.

Weather conditions were not below freezing Tuesday morning, but parts of North Texas were under 40 degrees.

As this case was an accident, no charges are expected to be filed. The child was rushed to the hospital and was listed in critical condition. There has been no update on the recovery of the boy.

Information about Drowning in the United States

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

  • Every day in the United States, about 10 people die from drowning – about two of these happen to be children aged 14 and younger.
  • Nonfatal drowning injuries can cause memory problems, learning disabilities, permanent loss of basic functioning, and other long-term disabilities.
  • Children 1-4 years old have the highest drowning rates.

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