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Drowning Victim – Florence Avenue

On Friday, September 16, 2011 at 11:56 hours, Downey Fire Engine 64, Truck 611, Squad 642 under the command of 604 responded to a reported drowning victim at the Corinthian Apartments on Florence Avenue.  Upon arrival, Downey Fire Department personnel found Downey PD on scene providing Basic Life Support to a drowning victim in cardiac arrest that had just been removed from the pool.  Downey Fire instituted Advance Life Support treatment protocols and were able to regain a pulse on the patient prior to going enroute to the hospital.  The patient was transported to Downey Regional Medical Center for further medical evaluation.  From the time of the 911 call to Downey Fire’s arrival on-scene was 2 minutes and 19 seconds.