Golder Ranch Fire: 1-year-old face down in bathtub
Taylor Higgins, Simone Del Rosario
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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A 1-year-old boy was found face down in a bathtub on Saturday evening.
Paramedics responded to a drowning on Tucson's northside around 5 p.m.
Capt. Josh Hurguy with the Golder Ranch Fire District says someone found a 1-year-old infant face down in a bathtub at a Catalina Crossing apartment complex near CDO high school.
When Oro Valley Police and Golder Ranch responded, Golder Ranch Fire said the baby was not breathing and did not have a pulse.
Hurguy said paramedics never gave up, giving the infant CPR the entire drive to University Of Arizona Medical Center
The hospital pronounced the infant dead when he got there.
One neighbor who knows the family said it's a strong reminder that it takes just seconds lto lose a child around water.
"What if it could have been yours?" Keleka Quiroz said. "You learn not to ever keep your eyes off of children around water because it's things like these that happen -- little freak accidents -- that can take the life away of a small child."
"We talk a lot during the summer about the ABC's of pool safety," Hurguy said. "But really, it's any body of water: Pools, bathtubs, jacuzzis. We need to make sure that if we have children in water we have adult supervision around them at all times."
Oro Valley Police is investigating the infant's death.