2-year-old child drowns in Safford canal

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: The Safford Police Department has issued a release regarding the drowning death of a 2-year-old child.

Staff Reports

SAFFORD – On Wednesday, the Safford Police informed the press of a drowning incident involving a 2-year-old child. 

According to the release, the child fell into a canal early Wednesday before 7 a.m. but was recovered downstream. The canal system runs east to west through Safford.  

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) was initiated and the child was transported to Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center. 

However, the child failed to regain consciousness and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. 

The incident is under investigation by the Safford Police Department.

The Gila Herald will update this article when possible.