Baby rushed to Primary Children’s after near-drowning in Midvale

Unified Police officers were called to Staybridge Suites of Midvale on a report of a possible drowning. Officers performed CPR on the 9-month-old girl and got her breathing again. She was rushed to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

MIDVALE, Utah, Aug. 9, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A baby was transported to Primary Children’s Hospital on Friday evening after Unified Police responded to a call of a possible drowning at a Midvale hotel.

Unified Police Department Detective Ken Hansen said the 9-month-old girl wasn’t breathing when police arrived at Staybridge Suites of Midvale, 747 W. Blue Vista Lane, at about 7 p.m.

Hansen said it appears that the baby had been in the bathtub in a room at the hotel.

“The officers performed CPR, and the good news is that they got her breathing and she kept on breathing,” Hansen told Gephardt Daily.

No information was available as to the baby’s current condition.

Gephardt Daily will update this developing story as more details become known.


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