Vermont State Police Log: Child revived after near-drowning incident
ADDISON COUNTY — Vermont State Police are investigating a July 12 swimming pool accident in Addison involving an 18-month-old child.
Police said it was at around 6:23 p.m. on Sunday that they and other emergency responders were called to a medical emergency at a home at 1603 Jersey St. in Addison. Upon arrival, they learned that an 18-month-old girl had been found unresponsive in a pool. Fortunately, family members had administered CPR and successfully revived the child, according to police.
The investigation has thus far revealed that the child had wandered out the back door of the home and into a fenced-in back yard; a gate had been left open, police said. The child walked through the gate, climbed up a ladder and ended up in the four-foot-deep pool, according to police. A short time later, members of the family noticed the child was not accounted for and ran outside to find the child floating in the pool and unresponsive, police said.
While en route, authorities learned the child had been revived and was breathing on her own, according to police. Vergennes Area Rescue Squad transported the child to UVM Medical Center for precautionary reasons and the child was held overnight at the hospital for observation.
Police said on Monday they were still investigating.
In other recent activity, Vermont State Police:
• On July 7 at around 7 p.m. cited Jonah L. Wheelock, 19, of Bristol for speeding.
• On July 7 at 11:28 p.m. went to a Creek Road residence in Salisbury and arrested 39-year-old Salisbury resident Bethany Cabiya, who had a warrant out for her arrest. Cabiya was lodged at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility, where she was held without bail.
• On July 9 at around 6:45 p.m. went to Ripton to the North Branch Road residence of 37-year-old Naomi Manning and arrested her on an active arrest warrant. Manning was lodged at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility on $200 bail.
• On July 10 at 11:16 p.m. were investigating a suspicious call on Route 17 East in Starksboro when the trooper approached a vehicle driven by James T. Lomax, 44, of Starksboro on Lafayette Road. The trooper reported that Lomax showed signs of driving under the influence; Lomax refused to provide a preliminary sample of his breath, and the trooper cited Lomax for DUI-Refusal.
• On July 11 at just before 9 a.m. cited Samantha M. Wright, 26, of Starksboro for driving with a criminally suspended license on Route 116 in Starksboro.
• On July 12 at 7:19 p.m. received a theft complaint from the Silver Lake parking area on Lake Dunmore Road in Salisbury. The complainant said someone smashed a window out of her vehicle and stole two purses with various items inside including cash. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Vermont State Police at 802-388-4919. Information can also be submitted anonymously online at www.vtips.info or by texting “CRIMES” (274637) to Keyword: VTIPS.
The Vermont State Police remind hikers that trailhead parking areas are targeted by thieves and to not leave valuables in their vehicles.
• On July 13 at 8:41 p.m. cited Kellie Coakley, 31, of New Haven for driving with a criminally suspended license on Route 17 in New Haven.
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