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Infant involved in 'near drowning' incident at San Tan Valley home

pool water drowning AP
Posted at 11:13 AM, Apr 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-05 23:03:02-04

SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ — EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this article stated that the infant was pulled from a pool. It has since been updated to reference a "near drowning" incident.

Officials were called to a "near drowning" incident involving an infant in San Tan Valley Thursday morning.

Emergency crews were called to a home near Gantzel and Combs roads after 10 a.m.

Officials with Rural Metro say an 8-month-old child was taking part in a swim survival school. During the training, the child reportedly inhaled water and went unconscious for about 30 seconds.

The instructor immediately performed CPR to revive the child before emergency crews arrived.

The child was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

No further information was immediately available.