Incidents October 7, 2020
[FLORIDA] 3-year-old dies following a drowning incident
A 3-year-old girl was declared dead following a drowning incident in Florida, Johannesburg this afternoon.
When ER24 paramedics arrived at the home shortly after 12h30, they found the little girl lying in the yard and bystanders performing CPR on her. It is understood that she was found in the pool. Paramedics immediately assisted and continued with the CPR. ER24, along with the City of Johannesburg’s Training Academy, transported the girl under advanced life support interventions to hospital. CPR was continued all the way to the hospital and inside. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of everyone involved, the little girl’s vital signs rapidly diminished. Unfortunately, she was declared dead shortly afterwards.
The exact circumstances surrounding the incident were not known to our paramedics.