The Sacramento Fire Department and the Sacramento Police Department responded tonight to a frantic 911 call from a woman. Two Sacramento Police Officers arrived on scene and found an unresponsive 5 year old boy who had been removed from a back yard swimming pool. It is not clear how long he was under water.
Both Police Officers immediately began C.P.R. on the boy. Sacramento Firefighters arrived on scene and transported the boy to a local hospital where he died a short time later.
The circumstances of this tragedy are not clear at this time. The Sacramento Police Department is investigation what happened.
This is a tragic reminder that everyone who has a pool should take safety measures that include pool safety fences and door alarms. Nothing takes the place of a responsible adult to supervise young children. Children should never be allowed to be anywhere near a pool or spa or other body of water without adult supervision.