Juvenile resuscitated after Redding drowning

REDDING, Calif., — Although few details have been released, official radio traffic yesterday evening indicated that a juvenile who fell into a hotel pool and could not swim was resuscitated at the scene by firefighters and other emergency personnel Thursday, July 22.

A Livermore mom has since come forward with additional details about the drowning and successful resuscitation, after her 12-year-old son helped pull a woman who could not swim and the young victim from the hotel pool, so CPR could be started.


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City of Redding police and fire personnel were dispatched to the Best Western Plus on Hilltop shortly before 7:30 p.m. after receiving reports of a pediatric drowning, according to radio traffic at the time.

The 911 caller reported the child, whose name and age have not been released, had fallen into a pool and did not know how to swim.

Paramedics and firefighters who happened to be staying at the hotel immediately began life-saving efforts and soon updated that they had regained a pulse and that the minor had been successfully resuscitated.

The juvenile was then transported to a local hospital by ground ambulance and was awake, alert, and talking with rescuers while being transported.

SEE RELATED UPDATE: Witness describes harrowing ordeal after young drowning victim pulled from Redding hotel pool, resuscitated

Contacted for further information, officials declined to provide any updates regarding the victim’s current condition.

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Trevor Montgomery, 50, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).

Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.

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