2-year-old boy hospitalized on life-support after falling into West Valinda swimming pool

WEST VALINDA — A 2-year-old boy was fighting for his life Friday after falling into a backyard swimming pool, authorities said.
The child was hospitalized on life-support following the 4:45 p.m. accident in the 700 block of Vineland Avenue in the unincorporated county area of West Valinda, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Victor Sotelo said.
The toddler was believed to have been home with his father when he climbed up onto a hamper, crawled out a window of the home without his father’s knowledge and fell into the swimming pool, the lieutenant said.
The father found the boy in the water and called 9-1-1, he said.
The boy was not breathing when deputies arrived and began administering CPR, Sotelo said. Paramedics soon arrived to take the boy to the hospital.
Deputies blocked intersections to help the ambulance quickly get to the Citrus Valley Medical Centers – Queen of the Valley Campus in West Covina, he added.
“Doctors are hoping for a positive result,” Sotelo said.
Nothing criminal was initially suspected in the incident, he said.

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