PALMDALE – A toddler was airlifted to the hospital Friday night after he was found unresponsive in his family’s backyard pool.
The Palmdale Sheriff’s Station received a call about a baby not breathing around 8:30 p.m. Friday, and deputies responded to a home in the 5000 Block of Blue Sage Drive in Palmdale, according to deputies at the scene.
The toddler’s parents said the two-year-old was discovered in the family pool, and when his father pulled him out, he was unconscious and not breathing, deputies said.
When deputies arrived the child was turning blue, and deputies administered CPR at the scene, officials said.
The LA County Fire Department also responded, and cleared a traffic path to DryTown Water Park, where the toddler and his pregnant mother were met with a helicopter to be transported to Antelope Valley Hospital, deputies at the scene said.
The toddler was still clinging to life early Saturday morning, and he was airlifted to a Los Angeles Area children’s hospital for continued treatment, officials said Saturday morning.
No further information on the toddler’s condition was immediately available Saturday afternoon.
The incident remains under investigation.
UPDATED 6/24/13: Two-year-old Jason Martinez passed away at 1:28 a.m. on Sunday, June 23, according to Ed Winter a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office.