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California Police Revive Toddler Found In Hotel Fountain

California Police Revive Toddler Found In Hotel Fountain

Cindy Chew / AP

San Francisco Chronicle via YellowBrix

December 09, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police rescued a toddler Wednesday who fell into a lobby fountain at the Hyatt Regency hotel while his mother frantically searched for him, authorities said.

The mother called 911 at 1:22 p.m. to say her son was missing, and within minutes responding police officers found the 1 1/2-year-old boy in the fountain, police Officer Albie Esparza said.

“The child was not breathing when they found him in the water, but officers revived him with CPR,” Esparza said. He declined to identify the officers.

Fire Department paramedics arrived at 1:26 p.m. and, while continuing CPR, took the boy to St. Francis Hospital, said Fire Department spokeswoman Lt. Mindy Talmadge.

The boy was later transferred to an unidentified medical center, St. Francis officials said. His condition was not known, and his name has not been released.

Talmadge said the incident appeared to be an accident, but that authorities were still investigating. The hotel is located along the Embarcadero near the Ferry Building.

Hyatt spokesman Pete Hillan said he was not sure if the mother and child were hotel guests or just walking through the lobby.

The fountain is a reflecting pool that was built in 1973, and there has never been a similar accident in it, Hillan said. Part of the pool is about 3 inches deep, and it empties into a trough that is about 2 1/2 feet deep, he said.

The boy was found in a part of the pool near a Christmas tree.

“We are deeply concerned about the accident that occurred at the hotel this afternoon,” Hillan said in a statement. “The safety and security of our guests, visitors and associates is a top priority at Hyatt Regency San Francisco.”

He deferred all other queries to police.


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    lajustice

    over 3 years ago

    1178 Comments

    Awesome job officers. You gave a mother one more reason to be thankful this year, and I'm sure you made a family enjoy christmas morning even more.

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    HeadShot

    over 3 years ago

    736 Comments

    are there going to be protests from Oakland and Bart area residents about this police story?

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    Void

    over 3 years ago

    48 Comments

    Glad this story turned out with a happy ending.

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    T_9

    over 3 years ago

    5668 Comments

    This was a good day on the job.

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    CAZ

    over 3 years ago

    1428 Comments

    Our prayers are with him, his family and all involved.

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    AKangel

    over 3 years ago

    4972 Comments

    WOW! Thanks be to the God and our Hero Police officers, this lil man is alive, Hope he will be ok.
    Bump Rogue1, I agree they move fast and it seems she acted fast and did the right thing calling 911 asap.
    I just Thank god he is alive. I too always had my kid on my hip or hand, But we dont know all the circumstances or the time line here, It could not have been too long since they were able to revive him.
    Glad to hear a Happy ending......

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    Void

    over 3 years ago

    48 Comments

    Good job

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Precious child. Great job all.

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    delano388

    over 3 years ago

    4314 Comments

    Great Job Guys

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    beejac

    over 3 years ago

    1424 Comments

    Excellent work guys.The training shows in an emergency.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Poor little fella...Good job officers

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    OUTSTANDING JOB BY RESPONDING OFFICER'S

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    Tetra021

    over 3 years ago

    492 Comments

    Glad he's ok.

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    Rogue1

    over 3 years ago

    466 Comments

    Don't be to judgemental on the mom, kids move fast. My son was walking at eight months old. He got away from me in atlanta airport while I was taking our bags off the conveyer. I was not allowed to have my family help me until after I picked up the bags. I found him quickly. Boy was that scarey!

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    alesail

    over 3 years ago

    258 Comments

    Fantastic! Way to go!

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