Emergency personnel responded Tuesday to a call of a near drowning in Desert Passage. Photo by Michelle Chance

Emergency crews responded to a drowning call in the Desert Passage subdivision Tuesday afternoon.

The Maricopa Fire/Medical Department and an American Medical Response Transportation ambulance arrived around noon at a residence near the 40200 block of West Art Place.

MFMD Capt. Jay Evans said an 8-year-old boy was in stable condition after his parents reported the child being under water for approximately less than 10 seconds while they were swimming together.

Evans said the parents were concerned about secondary drowning after the “slight submersion,” but after an evaluation by medics, the child’s vitals were found to be in good condition.

The child was not transported to a hospital, Evans said.


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