Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

07-21-09 UPDATE: Child Found Floating in Pool

07-21-09 UPDATE: Child Found Floating in Pool
UPDATE:, 3:17 p.m. - Boise Police say, it appears the case of a 3 year old boy found floating in a pool looks like a horrible accident.

    At this time the child is alive and being treated a local hospital. Officers are concerned, however, that the incident at this time appears life threatening.

    Investigating officers say the child walked away from his family and somehow wandered into a neighbors backyard. The yard is fenced. Exactly how the child got into the yard isn't known. Officers say the family noticed the child missing immediately and began to look for him. He was found by a family member floating unresponsive in the pool. That family member called for help. Other family members began CPR and called 911. Officer say it appears the child was gone only a matter of minutes.

    Right now officers continue to hope the child recovers.The family is receiving the services of a Boise Police Victim - Witness Coordinator. Further updates will be released as they're available.

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   Boise, July 21, 2009, 12:26 p.m. - Boise Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a pre-school age child found this morning floating in a pool. Currently the child is alive and at St. Luke's hospital.
 
   What Happened: Details are still under investigation. What we know at this time is, at 9:50 a.m. this morning, Boise Police, Fire and EMS were called to a home on the 10,000 blk of Cruser Dr, southwest of Franklin and Five Mile, for a report of a young child found alone floating in a neighbors pool.
 
   Emergency responders found family members giving the boy CPR. CPR was then continued by Boise Fire and EMS responders. The boy was transported to a nearby hospital, where he remains undergoing treatment at this time.
 
   Again, officers are continuing to investigate exactly what happened. More will be released as it becomes available.