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Elderly Glendale man found in pool, in ‘very critical condition’

Posted 6/6/22

An elderly Glendale man was hospitalized in very critical condition after he was found unresponsive in a backyard pool.

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FIRST RESPONDERS

Elderly Glendale man found in pool, in ‘very critical condition’

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An elderly Glendale man was hospitalized in very critical condition after he was found unresponsive in a backyard pool.

The Glendale Fire Department reports that just after 3:30 p.m. Sunday a call came into 911 from an elderly woman who saw her 84-year-old husband at the bottom of their pool. She jumped in to try and get him out, according to GFD, but was able to only get him to the surface.

Glendale Police personnel arrived on scene to pull the man out of the water and initiate CPR since he was not breathing and without a pulse.

Seconds later, Glendale Fire personnel arrived on scene to take over treatment of the patient, who was transported to a local hospital.

The man did have his pulse back, Glendale Fire reports, but remained in very critical condition as of Sunday. His current condition is unknown.

The incident is under investigation.

Glendale Fire wants to remind residents about the importance of water safety.

The most current numbers available through Realtor.com shows that 37% of single-family homes in Glendale have pools. That ranks as the fifth highest city percentage in the U.S.

An Arizona Department of Health Services 2021 report shows Glendale had 92 water-related incidents that required hospitalization from 2016 through 2020. That works out to more than 18 per year.

Glendale, Arizona, water safety, pool, Glendale Fire Department, Glendale Police Department

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