Ambulances respond after near drowning in Riverside

Full details are unknown at this time but there was reportedly a near-tragedy Monday in Riverside where a child almost drowned in a swimming pool.

According to Greenwich Emergency Medical Services (GEMS) Director of Operations Joseph Soto, a call came in early Monday afternoon after 2:30 p.m. reporting the incident. By the time an ambulance got to the scene in Riverside someone at the house had already pulled the boy, who is reportedly five-years-old, out of the swimming pool and given him CPR. GEMS then did advanced life support and transported the boy to Greenwich Hospital.

Mr. Soto told the Post Monday night that the boy was talking to them in the ambulance and that is being taken as a very good sign. It is believed that the family’s response and the use of CPR was critical in saving the boy’s life. However, there was no indication about what the boy’s prognosis was.

The incident is being treated as an open investigation by the Greenwich Police Department and more information is expected on Tuesday. Check back to Greenwich-post.com.

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