2 Year Old Drowns in Hermiston Family Pool
A 2 year old girl has died after drowning in a private home swimming pool after going missing in Hermiston.
The girl was noticed missing around 9:30 in the morning and started looking for her. They found her shortly in the pool, pulled her from the water, but medics could not revive the girl.
The 2 year old girl was visiting relatives in the area and was from Utah, according to reports.
Captain Travis Eynon said "Tragedies such as this are obviously painful for the family, They are also hard on our first responders as well as our entire community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time.”
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On 07/05/2018 at about 9:49 am Officers were dispatched to 1214 E. Main St. for a report of a 2 year old child who had drown in a swimming pool. Umatilla County Fire District 1 EMS units were already enroute to the scene.
When the officers arrived on scene they found CPR and other lifesaving measures were in progress. We learned the child was found in an in-ground swimming pool after a short search when she went missing from the yard. A family member immediately began CPR and emergency units were summoned. Despite the best efforts of the family member, EMS and Emergency Department personnel at Good Shepherd Medical Center, the Child could not be saved.
There does not appear to be anything suspicious about this event. At this point it does appear to be a case of accidental drowning.
No names are being released at this time. The child and her parents were in Hermiston from Utah visiting family.
“Tragedies such as this are obviously painful for the family. They are also hard on our first responders as well as our entire community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time.”
Captain Travis Eynon