Barranca Mesa Pool Remains Closed Following Apparent Drowning Incident of 5-Year-Old Boy

A sign at right was posted on the door at Barranca Mesa Pool Wednesday saying it was closed due to an accident. A board member said today that the pool will remain closed until further notice. Photo by Carol A.

A police officer remained on scene Wednesday afternoon at Barranca Mesa Pool following an apparent drowning incident of a 5-year-old boy. Photo by Carol A.


No further information has been issued on the condition of the 5-year-old boy Life Flighted to the UNM Children’s hospital in Albuquerque Wednesday after an apparent drowning incident at Barranca Mesa Pool.

As reported Wednesday, the child was pulled from the pool non-responsive and lifeguards began immediate rescue efforts while police and fire ambulance crews were being dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, Los Alamos Fire Department teams took over resuscitation efforts and transported the child to Los Alamos Medical Center for treatment. Life Flight was then dispatched and arrived at LAMC at approximately noon. The parents were with the child at the hospital and were part of the Life Flight to Albuquerque.

The Los Alamos Police Records Division said today that this case is still active so they cannot release the incident report. The County explained that the name of the child and any medical information on his condition will have to come from his parents. 

A member of the Barranca Mesa Pool Board told the Los Alamos Daily Post today that the pool will remain closed until further notice.

Barranca Mesa Pool is a privately owned facility, not a County facility. The Family YMCA’s YCamp program, which is being held at Barranca Mesa Elementary School this summer, also has no association with Barranca Pool.

The Los Alamos Daily Post will publish any new information as soon as it becomes available.

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