Toddler rescued after nearly drowning in Boulder County pool

HYGIENE, Colo. — A 19-month-old nearly drowned in a pool at a home in Hygeine on Saturday afternoon, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said.

A caller told dispatch that a small child was found in a pool in the 7400 block of Rozena Drive. Family members rescued the child about 1:30 p.m., but the toddler was not breathing.

The toddler did not live at the home but was with his parents and other family members for a barbecue.

Members of the Hygiene Fire Protection District and AMR Ambulance responded along with sheriff’s deputies. The first two rescuers on scene performed CPR and found a pulse.

The toddler was taken to a hospital for further treatment and evaluation.

“The circumstances on how the child entered the pool security enclosure at the home are not known, but it is believed that the toddler was in the water no longer than one or two minutes at most,” the sheriff’s office said.

Investigators believe it was an accident.