Child Life Flighted Following Apparent Drowning Incident at Barranca Mesa Pool

UPDATE: A clarification just in from LAPD: the child was five years old, not eight years old.


An 8-year-old boy is currently being taken via Life Flight to the UNM Children’s hospital in Albuquerque after an apparent drowning incident at Barranca Mesa Pool in Los Alamos earlier this morning.

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 rescuscitation 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 are part of the Life Flight to Albuquerque.

No details about how the accident happened is available. The name of the child and any medical information on his current condition is not being released by the County. 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.

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