Child in serious condition after being pulled unresponsive from Moab pool

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MOAB, Utah, July 4, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A child is in serious condition after being pulled from a pool at the Moab Recreation & Aquatic Center Thursday afternoon.

A news release from Grand County EMS said the incident occurred at the center at 374 N. Park Ave. just before 4:30 p.m. when crews were dispatched to a report of a pediatric drowning. Two ambulances, Moab Valley Fire Department, Moab City Police and the Shift Captain responded to the incident, officials said.

“A pediatric patient was pulled out of the pool unresponsive and not breathing,” the news release said. “An off-duty employee of Moab Regional Hospital along with lifeguards started CPR and airway support for the child. The patient was revived and a pulse regained.”

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The patient was transported to Moab Regional Hospital in serious but stable condition.

Officials did not give the exact age of the child.

“Our sincere gratitude to the off-duty Moab Regional Hospital employee, the Aquatic Center Lifeguards, Moab Valley Fire Department, Moab City Police and the staff at Moab Regional Hospital for their roles in saving the child’s life,” the news release said.


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