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Drowning Victim - Coldbrook Ave.

On Monday, March 7, 2011 at 13:44 hours, Engine 62 and Paramedic Squad 641 responded to an apartment complex in the 11700 block of Coldbrook Avenue on a reported drowning.  Downey Fire personnel arrived on scene to find Downey Police initiating basic life support measures on a 4 year old male drowning victim in respiratory arrest.  Per family members, the child had been sick with fever earlier in the day and was placed in a bathtub for cooling measures.  Sometime thereafter, the child was found submerged under the water in active seizure.  Downey Fire Paramedics continued assisted ventilations and transported the child to Downey Regional Medical Center for further medical care.