Toddler dies after being pulled from Surrey pool
Flowers sit on fence near a pool at Evergreen Apartment Complex at 10525 150th Street, Surrey Monday. (CARMINE MARINELLI, 24 HOURS)
A toddler is dead and his grandmother is on life support after they were pulled from a pool at a residential complex in Surrey on Sunday evening.
Emergency crews were called at 9 p.m. to the Evergreen Apartments on 150th Street where residents of the complex had found the fully clothed 20-month-old boy and 51-year-old woman floating in the outdoor pool.
"It first came to our attention because of a woman, who was actually going to use the pool with her child, came across this very tragic incident," said Surrey RCMP Cpl. Drew Grainger. "She went to alert other residents to help with these people in the pool, and they pulled the bodies out and residents tried to revive them."
Upon arriving at the scene, emergency Health Services began performing CPR on the unresponsive victims then rushed them to hospital.
RCMP said it appeared both had been in the pool "for an extended amount of time before they were found."
The child died in hospital. The grandmother is currently in critical condition on life support in hospital.
"We're not sure what the prognosis is. It doesn't sound good," Grainger said.
Police said foul play isn't suspected, but called it "an unimaginable tragedy."
"The early indications are that the child perhaps fell into the pool and the grandmother, a non-swimmer, attempted to intervene and rescue the child,"
RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service are investigating.