Near drowning reported in Safford

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: Safford Police took the victim of a near drowning to Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center on Sunday night. 

By Jon Johnson

SAFFORD – A near drowning involving a 2-year-old girl was reported in Safford at about 6:45 p.m. on Sunday.

According to a Safford Police Department press release, officers responded to an address on 5th Avenue where they were met by a woman who was carrying her daughter. The child had fallen into a pool and was recovered by her father, who performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), according to the report.

The child reportedly started to breathe and cry, and officers then rushed her to Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center.

The girl reportedly responded well to treatment.

Detectives were called to investigate and the case is ongoing.

This article was updated Monday morning to add more detail and correct the age of the child.