Near Drowning of 21 Month-Old Found in Swimming Pool


poolNear Drowning of 21 Month-Old Found in Swimming Pool

March 29, 2014

Crews from the Lealman Special Fire Control District along with Sunstar Paramedics were dispatched to reports of an unconscious baby found in a swimming pool.  It occurred just prior to 10 AM today at a residential home at 5401 Westchester Blvd in Unincorporated St. Petersburg.

The 21 month-old, Skylar Devlin, was taken to All Children’s Hospital.  The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has stated the child has non-life threatening injuries.

According to deputies, the victim’s caregiver was preparing her home for a family get together and the victim was outside in the fenced in backyard with a family friend. The caregiver came outside and noticed the victim was not near the friend and located her in the in-ground pool. The victim was taken out of the pool and 9-1-1 was called.

The near drowning does appear to be accidental and no charges are pending at this time.

The investigation continues.
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