Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Officers Investigate Pool Accident

Officers Investigate Pool Accident

Boise, July 19th - 2006 - Detectives are currently investigating what appears at this time to be an accident involving  a one year old boy falling into a backyard swimming pool. Investigators believe the child was likely in the pool for several minutes. The call came into police dispatch as a possible drowning. The child is currently hospitalized.

The incident that took place on the 10000 blk. of Harvester Street. At approximately 12:27 PM. today. Ada County Sheriffs Deputies and Boise Police Officers arrived at the residence to find the child already out of the pool. A Sheriffs Deputy performed CPR on the child until medical personnel could transport him to a hospital.

At this time investigators believe the child wandered out to the above ground swimming pool in the back yard and fell in. The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation. It's also unknown at this time exactly how long the child was in the pool. The child does live at the home and was in the care of family members.

Officers hope that educating the public can help prevent similar incidents. They recommend that pool owners take a close look at the safety conditions of their pool and property. Officers recommend that pools be located in a fenced or gated area and children swimming have adult supervision at all times.

Release Prepared by:

Charles McClure

Boise Police Public Information